December 1997 Issue

Fen-Phen "Wannabe's" Crowding the Weight-Loss Scene

In the wake of the recent fen-phen fiasco (see page 4) that saw the weight-loss drags fenfluramine (Pondimin) and dexfenfluramine (Redux) taken off the market, various prescription and over-the-counter preparations have lined up to fill the lucrative void. But can they claim success and safety any more than fen-phen could? Here, EN evaluates the new crop of contenders by category: Available By Rx Only. The nickname "phen-Pro" refers to a combination of the

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