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The drug was enormously popular, with over 6 million prescriptions written before its recall. At one time, Wyeth faced in excess of 175,000 fen-phen- related claims alleging it hid the health risks in order to make billions in profits. Wyeth had set aside over $21 billion to settle fen-phen related lawsuits.
According to report by Bloomberg.com, fen-phen lung-disease lawsuits have generated verdicts and settlements in the tens of millions of dollars. In one case, a Texas jury awarded the family of Cynthia Cappel-Coffey $113 million in compensatory damages and $900 million in punitive damages. Cappel-Coffey had died from fen-phen related PPH.