Medicine: A Bitter Reaction to an FDA Ban

At the Golden Door, a chic fat farm in Escondido, Calif., Chef Michel Stroot wondered what he would do now to sweeten the evening's dessert for his chubby clientele. At a Weight Watchers clinic in Manhattan, Michael Fiorentino, 38, a veteran dieter, vowed that he would travel to Europe, if necessary, to replenish his supply. At offices of the American Diabetes Association, telephones rang almost continuously as anxious callers sought advice. In Brooklyn, the Cumberland Packing Corp. suspended production of its product, Sweet 'n Low, then resumed it to meet suddenly booming...

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