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11 October 2010

Slim drug from Taiwan withdrawn

US pharmaceutical firm Abbott Laboratories said that it will withdraw slimming drug Sibutramine from Taiwan over health concerns.

US pharmaceutical firm Abbott Laboratories said that it will withdraw slimming drug Sibutramine from Taiwan over health concerns.

The council issued the order after some 302 Taiwanese fell ill after taking slimming drugs containing Sibutramine. Press reports said that at least one woman died after taking Sibutramine.

 
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