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Meridia Fatality Rate “Substantially Lower” Than Obese Population – Abbott

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Abbott's Meridia patient fatality rate is "substantially lower" than what would generally be expected from the obese population, the company maintains in response to a Public Citizen Health Research Group petition calling for the drug's withdrawal

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