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Public Citizen continues to press Meridia withdrawal

Executive Summary

Public Citizen submits second petition calling for FDA to ban Abbott's diet drug Meridia (sibutramine). The first petition, submitted March 19, 2002, cited 19 deaths from cardiovascular disease from February 1998 to September 2001. The 1second petition, submitted Sept. 3, includes 30 additional reports of cardiovascular deaths in Meridia patients. Abbott met with FDA Chief Counsel Dan Troy June 11 to discuss Meridia labeling (2"The Pink Sheet" July 21, 2003, In Brief)...

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