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Saturday, August 19, 2006

Drug Activity

On the tail of the recent multi-million dollar verdict against VIOXX (heart attack, stroke, and death), more to ponder on how the FDA protects you.

Drugs and Pending Litigation

ACE Inhibitors (linked to birth defects)
Diethylstilbestrol (breast cancer in offspring)
Fen Phen (heart valve damage)(NOW OFF THE MARKET)
Fosamax (Osteonecrosis of the Jaw)
Ketek (severe side effects, liver damage or death)(NOW OFF THE MARKET)
Natrecor (low blood pressure, kidney damage, and death)
Ortho Evra (fatal blood clots, heart attack, and stroke)
Paxil (birth defects and infant death)
Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (caused by Fen Phen and other drugs)
Redux (life threatening pulmonary hypertension)
Zyprexa (diabetes and hyperglycemia)

2 comments:

Drugs-about.com said...

Edward J.

Some more info about classes and pharmacotherapy of hypertension and others medical conditions of high blood pressure:
Drugs-about.com - ICD-10 - Hypertension Diseases

herbalYODA said...

An excellent resource is Blood Pressure Care Naturally, available from www.leaflady.org