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FDA Approves New Diet Pill while Fen Phen Linked to Severe Adverse Events

July 6, 2012

On June 27th, 2012, the US FDA approved the new diet pill Belviq. Belviq (lorcaserin), by Arena Pharmaceuticals, is the first weight-loss drug to be approved in 13 years, according to Reuters. In the briefing documents for the May 10th, 2012 FDA Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, reviewers expressed concerns on safety of Lorcaserin related mainly to heart problems. Another obesity drug, the popular Fen Phen, was withdrawn from the market in 1997; it was linked with heart valve damage and primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH). Now, AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, can provide helpful, proven advice and simple solutions including how to get in contact with legal counsel so anyone can easily and inexpensively deal with cases of Fen Phen severe adverse events. [http://www.attorneyone.com/fen-phen-lawsuits/ .

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 06, 2012

The media spotlight is often a double-edged sword. No one knows this better than people who suffer from Phen Phen adverse events. And yet, gossip and rumor-mongering aside, the real story here is being overlooked according to Sean Burke of AttorneyOne.

On June 27th, 2012, the US FDA approved the new diet pill Belviq. Belviq (lorcaserin), by Arena Pharmaceuticals, is the first weight-loss drug to be approved in 13 years, according to Reuters. In the briefing documents for the May 10th, 2012 FDA Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, reviewers expressed concerns on safety of Lorcaserin related mainly to heart problems.

Another obesity drug, the popular Fen Phen, was withdrawn from the market in 1997; it was linked with heart valve damage and primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH). 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 heart valve damage, primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) and other complications after taking the diet pill.

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 severe adverse events from Fen Phen, 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.”

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 you that if someone has already filed a claim and received a settlement but their condition deteriorated overtime they 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 Attorney One at our website http://www.attorneyone.com. You can also find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AttorneyOne. Checkout earlier news from us at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/7/prweb9665072.htm.

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