“Have you ever taken fen-phen?” While it may seem like a story from last decade, this is a question surgical patients must still sometimes answer on their pre-op paperwork, because yesterday’s news is still today’s heartache. Six million unsuspecting Americans took this “magic” diet drug pill combo in the 1990s. Almost half a million got sick – or worse. The fallout from drug company malfeasance continues.
“Battling Goliath: Inside a $22 Billion Legal Scandal” is a tell-all book by Kip Petroff, a gutsy Texas attorney who spent more than a decade fighting Wyeth Ayerst Pharmaceuticals and its lawyers on behalf of thousands of victims.