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Re: [MOL] ** Labels hide diet drug mixture risk - U.S. research



Marty:  This is so important....thanks from someone who's been there.  Your
friend, Lillian

Martin Auslander wrote:

> Good EVening My Friends,
>
> Thought this info my be of some benefit.
>
> God Bless
>
> marty auslander
>
> ** Labels hide diet drug mixture risk - U.S. research
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> BOSTON (Reuters) - Outdated labeling hides a popular diet drug's
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> dangerous side effects when combined with antidepressants such as
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> Prozac or cold remedies like Sudafed, researchers said Friday. The
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> diet drug phentermine - the "phen" in the now banned combination
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> fen-phen - has been used in the U.S. since 1961 and remains on the
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> market. It is widely prescribed to treat obesity. But the U.S. Food
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> and Drug Administration has never updated the drug's warning label to
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> include crucial information, according to researchers at the
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> Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Massachusetts College
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> of Pharmacy. Phentermine blocks the body's ability to remove
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> serotonin from the blood stream. See
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> http://www.infobeat.com/stories/cgi/story.cgi?id=2555760684-8bb
>
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