patients that took Fen Phen were 23 times more likely to develop primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH)
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 24, 2012
The media spotlight is often a double-edged sword. No one knows this better than people who suffer from Fen Phen severe adverse events. And yet, gossip and rumor-mongering aside, the real story here is being overlooked according to Sean Burke of AttorneyOne.
According to the findings of a new study carried out at the Georgetown University Medical Center and published in Nature Medicine on March 18th, 2012 a single gene’s effect on the brain can result in non-stop eating. The authors mentioned that these findings can lead to ways of turning on brain sensitivity to hormones that suppress appetite. As Dr. Xu said, the better approach might be to find a drug that can stimulate Bdnf (brain-derived neurotrophic factor) expression in the hypothalamus. A new drug that will suppress appetite might come years after the FDA pulled Fen Phen, a popular anti-obesity combination drug therapy, from shelves in 1997; after a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine revealed that patients that took Fen Phen were 23 times more likely to develop primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH).
Fen Phen was very popular in the mid-1990s among patients who were seeking a fast and easy way to lose weight. Many people who took Fen Phen are just now experiencing symptoms indicating that they have heart problems. According to a 2008 study in BMC Medicine, many individuals that had taken Fen Phen in the past were found to have heart valve damage up to 7 years later.
AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, can provide helpful advice and simple solutions including how to get in contact with legal counsel so that, in case of Fen Phen side effect, someone can easily and inexpensively deal with it. As Mr. Burke, director of Media Relations for AttorneyOne.com, added, “What all this information really illustrates is that threat of severe adverse events from Fen Phen remains. For that reason, our focus should squarely fall on getting the word out and assisting people in finding the right legal assistance.”
In October 1999, Wyeth Laboratories, the company manufacturing Fen Phen, settled a class action lawsuit (MDL No.1203 in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania) filed on behalf of numerous plaintiffs who claimed they suffered from heart valve damage, PPH and other complications after taking the diet pill.
AttorneyOne informs you that if you’ve already filed a claim and received a settlement but your condition deteriorated overtime you may be eligible for further compensation.
AttorneyOne.com has further information on Phen Phen Lawsuit including how to get in contact with legal counsel.
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