Why didn't I know about the risks of taking Meridia earlier?

When Meridia was approved by the FDA in 1997, it was after clinical tests showed the drug was effective for weight loss. However, these clinical tests failed to show a link between cardiovascular health problems and taking the drug. It was only recently in 2010 that a study was put forth showing a potential link between the two, and the drug was recommended to be pulled from the market. As of October 2010, the link between the two is still undergoing scrutiny, without a verifiable and undeniable report.

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