The Consumer Justice Foundation Alerts the Public to Upcoming Appearance by Makers of Topiramate-Containing Obesity Medication In Front of FDA Advisory Panel

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The Consumer Justice Foundation, a for-profit corporation whose Web site URL can be found at http://www.topamaxbirthinjury.com and whose staff is comprised of consumer advocates whose mission is to provide free online educational resources to consumers regarding the dangers posed by certain prescription medications, hereby alerts the public to an upcoming FDA Advisory Panel meeting. This FDA Advisory Panel meeting will be held to reconsider the obesity drug Qnexa, which was not approved previously and which contains topiramate, better known as Topamax.

The Consumer Justice Foundation, a for-profit corporation whose team of professional consumer advocates provide free online educational resources regarding the potential dangers of certain prescription medications, hereby alerts the public of an imminent meeting of an FDA Advisory Panel to reconsider the application for approval of the sale of a new obesity drug known as Qnexa. Qnexa contains topiramate, which is commonly known as Topamax.

Specifically, this FDA Advisory Panel will meet with the manufacturers of Qnexa, Vivus, Inc., on February 22, 2012 to discuss the concerns that were raised with the original application regarding Qnexa that led to it not being approved for use in the United States in October of 2010. This advisory panel will consider arguments and evidence presented by Vivus, Inc. that could lead to its approval for marketing and sale in the United States.

Qnexa is an obesity medication that contains topiramate, which is otherwise known as Topamax, but Qnexa was originally not approved by the FDA because of concerns regarding the potential for children of mothers who would use Qnexa to develop oral clefts, which were commonly alleged as Topamax side effects. One of the purposes of this upcoming FDA Advisory Panel meeting is for Vivus to provide the FDA with additional data regarding the potential for users to develop oral clefts and other side effects before it obtains approval from the agency.

About the Consumer Justice Foundation

The Consumer Justice Foundation, whose Web site can be found at http://www.consumerjusticefoundation.com, is a for-profit organization that serves two purposes for consumers: (1) to provide educational information regarding the policies and procedures of large corporations and how they affect the average consumer; and (2) to provide news updates and resources that continue to update consumers regarding developments taken by corporations that include pharmaceutical drug companies, auto manufacturers and insurance companies so that consumers who have been harmed can use these informational resources to connect to an experienced professional who can help them. The team at the Consumer Justice Foundation is staffed by experienced and passionate consumer advocates whose mission is to raise the awareness of issues that could pose a risk of harm to those who may not otherwise be aware of the dangers they face.

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