Canadian medical report compared Bayer medication to others found to be safer
FAA bans anti-smoking drug Chantix
FDA Drug Recall Timeline
FDA’s Biggest Blunders
Adverse Drug Reactions
& Johnson Sued Over Ortho Patch
may raise suicide risk in adults
may increase the risk of diabetes
Many med schools let sponsors control research
bitter pill for older patients
Real Risks of Antidepressants
warnings outline danger
checks into possibility of epilepsy drug-suicide link
Relievers Raise Risk of Kidney Failure
safe are the drugs we take?
drugs off the market
1999: FDA approves Vioxx.
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.
2000: The New England Journal of Medicine publishes the
study, called VIGOR.
2001: An advisory panel recommends the FDA require a label
warning of the possible link to cardiovascular problems.
2001: The FDA warns Merck to stop misleading doctors about
Vioxx's effect on the cardiovascular system.
2002: The FDA tells Merck to add information about cardiovascular
risk to Vioxx's label.
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.
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.
30, 2004: Merck withdraws Vioxx from the U.S. and the more
than 80 other countries in which it was marketed.
Wide use of drug caused deaths
TRUTH ABOUT CRESTOR: IS CRESTOR DANGEROUS AND, IF SO, WHY?
OTC -- How Does It Compare to Zantac 75, Pepcid AC, and
Other Over-The-Counter Heartburn Remedies? When To Use Prilosec
Side Effects, and Celebrex: Does This Strong, One-Size-Fits-All
Drug Put Seniors, Women, And Others At Unnecessary Risk?
Switching Patients' Medication without Their Consent Is
and Homicides in Patients Taking Paxil, Prozac, and Zoloft:
Why They Keep Happening -- And Why They Will Continue.
HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) Debacle and What It Says
about Drug Safety in America
to Cipro, Levaquin, and Other Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics
Drug Use in America: The Startling Numbers And Their Implications
launches new antidepressant-suicide probe