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Latest Developments - Updated April 9, 2001

American Home Products Corporation Announces Most Lawsuits Settled

Fen-Phen Class Action Settlement Approved by Federal Judge

Texas Jury Awards 23.36 Million Dollars in Fen-Phen Lawsuit

Oregon State Jury Awards $29.1 Million In Two Fen Phen Lawsuits

Summary and Commentary on The Class Action Settlement

Liability of Physicians for Medical Malpractice Involving Diet Drugs

Legal Claims Arising From The Use Of Diet Drugs

Who Are The Corporations Who Have Been Alleged To Have Manufactured And Promoted These Diet Drugs In Lawsuits Filed Around The Country?

  • Gate Pharmaceuticals a Division of Teva Pharmaceuticals, USA, Inc.
  • SmithKline Beecham Corporation
  • Abana Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Richwood Pharmaceutical Company, Inc.
  • Ion Laboratories, Inc.
  • Medeva Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • A.H. Robins Company, Incorporated
  • Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories Division of American Home Products Corporation
  • Interneuron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

What Are These Diet Drugs? :
The combination use of Fenfluramine and phentermine and with dexfenfluramine is not approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but was not illegal when these drugs were on the market. Doctors are generally permitted to make "off-label" or non-approved uses of drugs if the drugs are approved for any use.

Symptoms Of Injury From Fen-Phen, Redux Or Pondimin Use:
Usually the first symptom of injury from these diet drugs is shortness of breath. Medically shortness of breath is called dyspnea


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