It comes down to this: Who should you trust — your doctor or the government? When prescription drugs are involved, there’s a risk no matter which one you choose.

Consider what happened a few years ago, when the diet drug called “fen-phen” was all the rage. “Fen-phen” was actually a combination of two different appetite suppressants, both of which were sanctioned by the government’s drug police, the Food and Drug Administration.

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