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    Phentermine: Relatively safe regarding cardiovascular safety


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    Thursday, March 04, 2010 8:22 am Email this article
    "Neither the obese or overweight patients for whom phentermine has been prescribed nor the emergency physicians who encounter such patients should be unduly apprehensive concerning phentermine cardiovascular safety," according to a recent letter by Rothman, MD, PhD, Chief of the Psychopharmacology Section at the National Institutes of Health, and Ed Hendricks, MD from Roseville, California published in the American Journal Of Emergency Medicine. REFERENCE

    Rothman R, Hendricks E. Phentermine cardiovascular safety. Am J Emerg Med. 2009 Oct, 27(8):1010-13.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    Richard Rothman, MD, PhD
    Chief, Clinical Psychopharmacology Section
    Intramural Research Program
    National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse
    Department of Health and Human Services
    JHU Bayview Medical Center Triad Bldg/4508
    Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    443-740-2652
    443-740-2241 fax
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    Richard B. Rothman MD, PhD
    BeLite Medical Center
    Fairfax, VA 22030
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    Ed J. Hendricks, MD
    The Center for Weight Management
    2310 Professional Dr., St. 200
    Roseville, California 95661
    916.773.1191 phone
    916.773.0498 fax
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