Tag: "American Food and Drug Administration"

Blood Pressure Drug Linked To Breast Cancer

| September 2, 2013 | Comments (3)

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 […]

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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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