Fen Phen was pulled from shelves due to concerns about damage the drug was doing to patients’ heart valves
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 11, 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.
In the briefing documents for the May 10th, 2012 meeting of the FDA Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, reviewers expressed concerns on safety of Lorcaserin anti-obesity drug. The safety concerns relate mainly to heart problems.
Another anti-obesity drug, the popular Fen Phen, was pulled from shelves in 1997 due to concerns about damage the drug was doing to patients’ heart valves. In October 1999, Wyeth Laboratories, the company manufacturing Fen Phen, settled a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of numerous plaintiffs who claimed they suffered from Fen Phen heart valve damage, primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) and other severe complications.
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 severe adverse events, 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 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.”
The most insidious part of Fen Phen and heart valve damage is that many people who took Fen Phen are just now experiencing symptoms indicating that they have heart problems. Findings of the 2008 study, published in BMC Medicine, indicate that many individuals that had taken Fen Phen in the past were found to have heart valve damage up to 7 years later.
AttorneyOne informs that if someone has already filed a claim and received a settlement but his/her condition deteriorated overtime he/she may be eligible for further compensation.
AttorneyOne.com has further information on Fen Phen lawsuits including how to get in contact with legal counsel.
Headquartered in San Diego, CA Attorney One was founded in 2004 and is not a law firm. They offer a nationwide legal service which helps consumers find the best representation for their legal needs. You can learn more about Fen Phen at our website. You can also find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AttorneyOne. Checkout earlier news from us at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/5/prweb9488540.htm.