Blood Pressure Drug Linked To Breast Cancer

| September 2, 2013

New study shows that calcium channel blockers are linked to a higher risk of breast cancer

What do medical authorities actually do?

Well, if you ask them, they’ll tell you they are responsible for protecting the public’s health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of drugs.

However, if you visit the website of the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA), you’ll see that they are also responsible for “advancing public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines more effective, safer, and more affordable…”

At first glance, speeding innovations might mean that they make medicine more effective, safer and more affordable.

However, if you look at what really happens, speeding innovations make drugs LESS effective, more DANGEROUS and hasn’t brought costs down at all (except, of course, for Big Pharma!).

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That’s the catastrophe of fast-track drug approval. The FDA actually prides themselves on moving more drugs through the approval process more quickly. So much so, it’s the second thing in their mission statement!

The truth is, speeding up the approval process for drugs doesn’t do you or me any good. But it sure makes FDA’s Big Pharma buddies happy. They just shove safety concerns off to “post-marketing research.” Then they can get straight to selling their wares faster, with as little interference as possible.

A case in point is alarming new research exposes a grave risk associated with one of the most common and longest used drugs on the market — calcium channel blockers, used to decrease blood pressure in patients with hypertension.

In just one year, 98 million prescriptions were written for calcium channel blockers.

Obviously, this is a HUGE drug. And of course, it’s one of those drug types that you’ll take used pretty much for the rest of your life.

And there’s the problem… Long term use.

In this shocking new study, women who took calcium channel blockers for more than 10 years were TWO AND A HALF TIMES more likely to develop breast cancer.

That’s an astounding risk. And it was no fluke. Other types of blood pressure drugs did not link to breast cancer risk.

What’s really troubling is that this is not the first evidence of this link.

One expert said in a news article that previous studies have made the same association. And she added that the new study is “very well done.”

This revelation illustrates how critical these on-going studies are and way it is so important to campaign for safer measures and proper testing before drugs are pushed onto the market.

Time and again we’ve seen how most safety problems don’t rear their heads until a drug has been on the market for years. It takes that long to see the effect they have on your body after taking them day after day, month after month.

And now we’re seeing we need to add “decade after decade” to that measure.

The FDA fast track plan is designed solely to benefit Big Pharma’s bottom line even though it puts you, or your spouse or other loved ones in danger.

In fact, they’ve made it their mission. It’s there in black and white.


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Sources:

“Some blood pressure drugs may raise breast cancer risk” Bahar Gholipour, Fox News, 8/6/13, foxnews.com

“Most nurses don’t use recommended intramuscular injection site despite potential risks” Wiley-Blackwell press release, eurekalert.org


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  1. gloria brant says:

    I was a nurse for 30 years. Had ample opportunities to speak frankly with a lot of the Pharmacuetical Reps. I concluded way back when that the name of the game was “Money”.As the “aired-out” secrets begin to multiply, the scarier the picture gets. Its that saying…”The more we know..The more we KNOW!” I’m willing to lend my support in an attempt to turn-the- tide before it’s too late. Keep up the good work!

  2. Darren says:

    I just watched your presentation and I am shocked! In our family we don’t take many prescription drugs, but after this I can assure you we’ll get rid of the ones we do…

  3. Erin says:

    I have been given this drug for one of those ‘invented’ conditions i.e prehypertension. Luckily, I never took it.

    Good luck with your campaign.