Category: Killer Drugs Banned

Sixteen Years On And Fen-Phen Is Not Forgotten

| February 11, 2013 | Comments (5)

It may have been pulled off the market 16 years ago, but for some, Fen-Phen is still a scourge. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA ) issued a recall of the drugs Fenfluramine and phentermine in 1997 after these diet drugs were linked with heart valve damage and Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (PPH) or Fen-Phen PPH. […]

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Vioxx: The Worst Drug In History?

| February 4, 2013 | Comments (3)

  Back in 2004, the pharmaceutical giant Merck suddenly pulled its arthritis painkiller Vioxx from the US market. It was an unexpected move, considering that this blockbuster drug had been marketed in more than 80 countries with worldwide sales totaling $2.5 billion in 2003. Something was fishy… very fishy indeed. Vioxx was only on the […]

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Avandia: The Killer Drug Costing Countless Lives

| January 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

83,000 heart attacks. That’s the amount of heart attacks the American Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) own scientists say Avandia is associated with… Avandia is the infamous blockbuster diabetes drug that was banned from the UK and European Union (EU) back in September 2010, after it was found that the risks associated with Avandia outweighed […]

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