Fen Phen Drug Makers Should Have Known
In the Dallas Associated Press comes a story about the company American Home Products knew that components within the Fen Phen diet drug they produced was causing serious health issues. Internal company memos from 1996 showed the business knew of illnesses and deaths from a rare lung disease connected to their product. At this same time a maker of one of the drugs lobbied the US Congress to help ease restrictions on the use of a number of the drugs components. Currently the business is trying to negotiate a mammoth settlement with a huge number of fen phen users to the tune in excess of 3 billion dollars.