Diet Pills And Heart Problems

—NPR's Vicki Que reports on concern over the safety of the two frequently prescribed diet pills, Redux and Pondimin. The Food and Drug administration is advising people to stop taking the drugs, whose generic names are dexfenfluramine and fenfluramine, based on new evidence linking them to possible heart valve damage. The US distributor of the drugs stopped selling them yesterday and is offering refunds for returned pills.

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