Redux Lawyer Discusses Fen-Phen Fad
In the early nineties, Redux was the original miracle diet pill. A predecessor to fenphen, Redux was just the "fen", fenfluramine in the form dexfenfluramine. The drug increased the production of seratonin, which gave the brain feelings of satiety, or fullness. Overweight people felt a great responsibility lifted from their shoulders. In Redux, the drug industry promised a thin, healthy body without painful exercise or unpleasant diet restrictions! Within three months, doctors were writing 85,000 prescriptions for Redux every week.
We now know how this story ends. Like most miracle drugs, Redux was too good to be true. The increase of seratonin caused people using Redux to be moody and disconsolate. Soon the fenfluramine cocktail drug fenphen replaced Redux on the shelves. This is not the end of the story, however. Soon after thousands of Americans had swallowed fenphen pills, the mortality reports began coming in.
People are still suffering from heart disease as a result of this drug. If you or someone you know is a victim, contact a lawyer and discuss your circumstances. The drug companies should repay you for your pain and medical costs. Hopefully America will not simply forget this brief affair with fenfluramine and be more careful about the pills we swallow so carelessly.