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Dispensing with the Truth: The Battle over Fen-Phen tells the story of the legal battle against the pharmaceutical companies after Fen-Phen's users started dying--some, like Linnen, of primary pulmonary hypertension; others of heart valve damage. Investigative reporter Alicia Mundy weaves a dramatic tale from the development of the drugs to FDA approval to the final litigation. How much did the pharmaceutical companies know about the risks long before most of the deaths? Plenty, according to the evidence Mundy reveals. Although at times the book seems overfilled with details that slow down the drama, if you want the complete, behind-the-scenes story of one of the most famous "profits over protection" cases, this book tells all. --Joan Price
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
Very well written account of a horribly handled approval and cover up of the Fen-Phen drug. It is how amazing how many died while using this drug.Published 14 months ago by Jim Swenson
I am in a Master's Degree program for Regulatory Science at Johns Hopkins University. The topic of this book is precisely what is involved in matters between pharma and medical... Read morePublished 23 months ago by M. CONDELL
Great story about how greedy drug companies can be and will do whatever it takes to protect their profits without considering the consumer's health. Read morePublished on November 19, 2013 by sazhazman
This information help to put me in touch with the Atty that started the class action litigation for Phen Fen.Published on September 22, 2013 by Gloria J. Wilmer
I testified to the FDA panel against approval of dexfenfluramine. I predicted an epidemic of fatal primary pulmonary hypertension. Unfortunately, I was correct. Read morePublished on July 15, 2013 by Paul Ernsberger
I lost my sister Grace to this fkin drug! She died when she was 31, married, had 2 boys and was successfully running her hawaiian cafe in Las Vegas. Read morePublished on September 14, 2012 by hawaiiangirlkickinback
A very readable yet highly detailed account of how the Fen-Phen tragedy and legal battles unfolded. If you're looking for a "good guys/bad guys" scenario, it's largely here,... Read morePublished on November 27, 2010 by Wordsmth
Every woman should read this book to see how the drug companies and greedy physicians mercilessly preyed on and profited from women's insecurities about their bodies. Read morePublished on August 29, 2009 by Sandi Smith