'Doctor Redux' Denounces Drug

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NEWARK, N.J.: The doctor who championed the weight-loss drug Redux in his book "The Redux Revolution" has had a change of heart after learning the medication may have an adverse effect on the ticker. Dr. Sheldon Levine, whose book helped put the anti-fat drug on the map, said he will not prescribe it until future studies reassure him of its safety.

Dr. Levine's U-turn comes after an FDA report fingered the medication as a possible cause of heart-valve deformities in some Redux users. Levine said there was no evidence the drug caused heart damage when the book first rolled off the presses. It's unclear if the book will stay on sale.