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    The U.S. Attorney’s office in Philadelphia has charged a doctor in connection with a scheme to submit fake damage claims related to the diet drug Fen-Phen.

    The office says Dr. Abdur Razzak Tai falsely certified that more than 11 hundred patients had heart damage from taking the drug when they had not in fact been harmed – after he allegedly entered into an agreement to do so with their lawyers.

    While Dr. Tai was paid just 100 dollars to read the patients’ echocardiograms, he was paid 15 hundred dollars for each patient who was certified to have damage and was paid by the drugmaker.

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