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Korea FDA Withdraws Abbott's Meridia; Criticism Increases On Agency's Dependence On U.S. FDA For Safety

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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SEOUL - Korea FDA banned new prescriptions for Abbott's obesity product sibutramine while it recommended "voluntary withdrawal" of the product following similar actions in the U.S. and Europe, drawing criticism that KFDA is too reliant on foreign agencies for monitoring drug safety

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