Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In chem., a prefix which shows that the substance designated is derived from benzene: as, 1,2-phendiol or pyrocatechol, and phenbutyldiol acid or phenyldihydroxybutyric acid.
  • n. Abbreviations of Phenician.

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Examples

  • The "phen" in fen-phen refers to a drug called phentermine, which wasn't banned.

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  • The FDA has shown a high bar for weight-loss drugs that would be taken indefinitely by millions of patients and the shadow of past failures — including the fen-phen combination that led to heart-valve problems in some patients — serves as a reminder that safety is the primary concern.

    New Concerns Emerge About Arena Pharma's Diet Drug

  • The issue of heart-valve safety is notable for lorcaserin because the mechanism of the drug is similar to that of fenfluramine, which was pulled from the market in 1997 and was used with the stimulant phentermine in the fen-phen combination that caused similar problems.

    New Concerns Emerge About Arena Pharma's Diet Drug

  • Past failures — including the fen-phen combination of the 1990s that led to heart-valve problems in some patients — continue to weigh heavily at the agency.

    FDA Rejects Orexigen-Takeda Diet Drug

  • Heart side effects have been an issue with diet drugs, most notably with Wyeth's diet drug combination fen-phen, which was pulled off the market in 1997.

    'Most Promising' New Diet Drug Rejected by FDA

  • It quietly faded away, but Ayds was a precursor to phen-fen, a diet pill ingredient since banned by the FDA, so Ayds would have eventually gone away anyway.

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  • The development of obesity compounds has been a tough area for companies since the fen-phen drug combination was taken off the U.S. market in 1997 after one of the medication's components was linked to heart-valve damage.

    FDA Rejects Vivus's Obesity Drug Qnexa

  • The most stunning disappointment came 13 years ago, when the widely popular "fen-phen" two-drug combination was pulled off the market after being linked to heart-valve damage and to a rare but potentially deadly lung disease.

    In long quest for diet drug, another setback for obese

  • Several weight-loss medicines have been pulled, most notably 13 years ago, when the two diet drugs that made up the famous fen-phen combination were linked to heart-valve damage and to a rare but potentially deadly lung disease.

    Abbott Halts Sales of Diet Drug Meridia

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