Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Meridia warning coming?

This is from various wire sources:

The Food and Drug Administration is close to issuing a health advisory on Abbott Laboratories' weight-loss drug Meridia, one of several prescriptions that have engulfed the agency in controversy over its safety monitoring of drugs on the market, a source close to the FDA said.

While the FDA stands by past statements that Meridia is safe and effective if used according to its label, the source said the FDA is expected to issue an advisory that could result in a stiffer warning, restricted use or something more minor such as updated prescription guidelines.