November 28, 2011

Fen-phen legal pugilist pays it forward


Kip Petroff wrote a tell-all book to keep from reaching for his nightly bottle of Grey Goose vodka. The founder and senior partner of Petroff & Associates LLP made a fortune leading the legal attack against Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, the makers of diet drugs Pondimin and Redux (a.k.a. fen-phen)… In 1997, he heard about fen-phen. The Mayo Clinic reported that the drug, a combination of fenfluramine and phentermine, caused valvular heart disease and estimated that 1.8 million Americans would eventually become sick or die.

Dallas Morning News, by Cheryl Hall, 11/28/11

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