American Home Products’ former top medical executive triedto strike at the core of a class action over fen-phen last weekby testifying that the risk of heart and lung disease disappearsa year after patients stop taking the diet drugs.

The testimony by Dr. Marc Deitsch, former senior vicepresident of medical affairs at AHP subsidiary Wyeth Laboratorieswho was called by the plaintiffs as a hostile witness, was keybecause the class is made up of people who used the drug but areasymptomatic.

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