FDA weighs pulling diet pill Meridia off market

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Meridia use in the U.S. has been steadily declining in recent years, according to prescription data firm IMS Health. About 283,000 prescriptions for it were filled last year, just more than half the number of prescriptions in 2005.

Abbott doesn’t actively promote Meridia in the U.S., according to Mr. Davies. The company expects global sales this year to be less than $100 million, including less than $30 million in the U.S., he said.

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