Canadian medical report compared Bayer medication to others found to be safer

FAA bans anti-smoking drug Chantix

FDA Drug Recall Timeline

FDAs Biggest Blunders

Adverse Drug Reactions

Johnson & Johnson Sued Over Ortho Patch

Paxil may raise suicide risk in adults

Clozapine may increase the risk of diabetes

Survey: Many med schools let sponsors control research

A bitter pill for older patients

The Real Risks of Antidepressants

Drug warnings outline danger

FDA checks into possibility of epilepsy drug-suicide link

Pain Relievers Raise Risk of Kidney Failure

How safe are the drugs we take?

Take drugs off the market

May 1999: FDA approves Vioxx.

March 2000: Merck reveals that a new study found Vioxx patients had double the rate of serious cardiovascular problems than those on naproxen, an older nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, or NSAID.

November 2000: The New England Journal of Medicine publishes the study, called VIGOR.

February 2001: An advisory panel recommends the FDA require a label warning of the possible link to cardiovascular problems.

September 2001: The FDA warns Merck to stop misleading doctors about Vioxx's effect on the cardiovascular system.

April 2002: The FDA tells Merck to add information about cardiovascular risk to Vioxx's label.

Aug. 25, 2004: An FDA researcher presents results of a database analysis of 1.4 million patients; it concludes that Vioxx users are more likely to suffer a heart attack or sudden cardiac death than those taking Celebrex or an older NSAID.

Sept. 23, 2004: Merck says it learned this day that patients taking Vioxx in a study were twice as likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke as those on placebo.

Sept. 30, 2004: Merck withdraws Vioxx from the U.S. and the more than 80 other countries in which it was marketed.

Study: Wide use of drug caused deaths


PRILOSEC OTC -- How Does It Compare to Zantac 75, Pepcid AC, and Other Over-The-Counter Heartburn Remedies? When To Use Prilosec OTC.

Seniors, Side Effects, and Celebrex: Does This Strong, One-Size-Fits-All Drug Put Seniors, Women, And Others At Unnecessary Risk?

AMA: Switching Patients' Medication without Their Consent Is Unethical

Suicides and Homicides in Patients Taking Paxil, Prozac, and Zoloft: Why They Keep Happening -- And Why They Will Continue.

The HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) Debacle and What It Says about Drug Safety in America

Reactions to Cipro, Levaquin, and Other Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

Prescription Drug Use in America: The Startling Numbers And Their Implications

UK launches new antidepressant-suicide probe

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