Oliver Stone and Phentermine

Phentermine anorexigenic drug is mentioned in the news and life stories of American celebrities from time to time. Most often, Phentermine is found in the news, unfortunately in a negative context and only few times, Phentermine was mentioned as an essential part of a history of success.

The most resonant case, associated with Phentermine and celebrity happened over 15 years ago. In 1999, a world famous film director – Oliver Stone was accused for driving a car while drunk.

oliver_stoneBesides the fact that Oliver Stone was driving his car under the influence of alcohol, local police found several prescription psychostimulants including Phentermine and Fenfluramine in his car.

In late 90’s of the last century, the combination of Phentermine and Fenfluramine was used to cure obesity. Overweight Americans were familiar with such combination of the CNS stimulants (Fenfluramine and Phentermine) under a short name Fen-Phen.

At that time, when Fen-Phen was found in Oliver Stone’s car, Phentermine and Fenfluramine combination was banned for use.

The reason why Fen-Phen diet pills for weight loss were banned was that the combination of Phentermine and Fenfluramine had caused serious threat for the cardiovascular system of obese patients.

Besides Fen-Phen, Oliver Stone had in his car some other psychostimulant drugs, including the FDA-approved anti-anxiety agent – Meprobamate and a small dose of hashish.

This unpleasant story ended by that Oliver Stone pleaded guilty and has agreed to undergo drug rehabilitation. Oliver Stone is not the only world famous celebrity, whose name is associated with stimulant drugs. You can find information on other American celebrities and Phentermine in our reviews.