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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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Multaq: Don’t Ignore These Safety Signals

| January 28, 2013 | Comments (3)

Would you take a drug if you knew this about it: “Multaq doubles the rate of cardiovascular death, stroke, and heart failure” in patients with permanent atrial fibrillation (AF) – the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA). “A clinical study in patients with permanent atrial fibrillation (AF) and cardiovascular risk factors was stopped early due […]

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Actos: The Diabetes Drug With A Nasty Secret

| January 21, 2013 | Comments (1)

Previously, we told you about the killer diabetes drug Avandia that was banned from the UK and Europe, back in 2010. Unfortunately, if you are diabetic then you’re not out of the firing line yet… It turns out that Actos — Avandia’s main competitor — has a dirty little secret of its own. Between 2001-2007, […]

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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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Top 10 Most Wanted Prescription Drugs 2011

| December 20, 2012 | Comments (2)

Late in 2011, the US National Center for Health Statistics published a report which said for the first time in nearly a century, car and traffic accidents are no longer the leading cause of accidental deaths. Rather disturbingly, the new number one killer is drugs. We’re not talking about smack, crystal meth or any other […]

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