Last week, regulators from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) added new product liability health warnings to a diet and weight loss drug called Meridia. The new warning states that there is an increased risk of heart attack and stroke in people who use the diet drug and have a history of heart problems. The attorneys at Levin & Perconti want our readers to know that this labeling announcement from the FDA came on the same day that European Medicines Agency advised physicians and pharmacists in Europe to stop using the diet drug Meridia altogether. The European Medicines Agency has to be adopted by a Commission in order to take effect, but it should act as a product warning to potential users of the drug. Similarly, the FDA has urged patients to talk to their physicians about whether they should or should not continue taking the diet drug.
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