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diethylpropion (DURAD, TENUATE, TENUATE DOSPAN, TEPANIL)


DISEASE AND DRUG FAMILY INFORMATION

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Diet Drugs
The FDA has set the bar too low for the approval of diet drugs. Instead of requiring that diet drugs be proved to prevent the long term consequences of obesity (none ever has), diet drugs can be approved if they show a modest weight loss over a relatively short period.

DRUG AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENT PROFILES

A comprehensive review of the safety and effectiveness of this drug. If the drug is not a Do Not Use product, information on adverse effects, drug interactions and how to use the medication are included.
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WORST PILLS, BEST PILLS NEWSLETTER ARTICLES

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Do Not Take Central Nervous System Stimulants for Weight Loss!
August 2019
Learn why Public Citizen’s Health Research Group advises against using any central nervous system stimulant drugs for weight loss.
Quality of Drug Prescribing
March 2011
The article reviews a study on the potentially dangerous, inappropriate prescribing of 77 drugs that pose a high risk to older adults. Of the 67 of these drugs that we had previously reviewed in Worst, Pills, Best Pills News, we had classified 60 (90 percent) of them as “Do Not Use,” and the other seven as "Limited Use."