A recent verdict regarding Wyeth's Pondimin drug resulted in a decision that the cause of Gloria Stribling's primary pulmonary hypertension was caused by Fen Phen. The trial loss was Wyeth's first in four years in a case involving the often-fatal illness.
Wyeth sought to resolve most fen-phen users' claims through a $3.75 billion national settlement program. The accord didn't cover people stricken with the fatal lung disease.
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