United Arab Emirates. In line with international opinion, the Ministry of Health has withdrawn the marketing approval for fenfluramine (PonderaxR), the only anorectic drug approved in the UAE.
[See also Pharmaceuticals Newsletters Nos. 9&10, September&October 1997 and DRS Alert No. 63 of 16 September 1997]
Reference: UAE Ministry of Health Drug Information Bulletin 1997 No. 3, p.2.