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Weight-Loss Drug Meridia Pulled From U.S. Market

MedPageToday reported October 8, 2010, that Abbott is voluntarily removing Meridia from the U.S. market. I had written on October 8 about the higher incidence of stroke and heart attack in Meridia users who had underlying cardiovascular disease.

Meridia, also known as sibutramine, has an estimated 100,000 users in the U.S. Abbott recommends that they stop taking the drug and consult their physicians about other weight-loss programs.

Here are a some options I like:

  1. Advanced Mediterranean Diet
  2. Ketogenic Mediterranean Diet
  3. Low-Carb Mediterranean Diet

This would be a good time for Meridia ex-users to review “Prepare For Weight Loss.”

Steve Parker, M.D.

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