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Martha Rosenberg – Are You Taking These New Drugs From Our Brave New FDA?

Most doctors and patients assume the FDA would not approve an unsafe drug. But Vioxx, Bextra, Baycol, Trovan, Meridia, Seldane, Hismanal, Darvon, Mylotarg, Lotronex, Propulsid, Raxar, phenylpropanolamine (PPA), phenacetin and Redux were all “safe” until they were withdrawn. Others like Paxil, Avandia, Cylert, Ketek and Xarelto are under severe safety clouds.

There was a time when the FDA would not have approved drugs so irritating to the esophagus, you could end up in the ER if you lie down after taking one like the bisphosphonate bone drugs or drugs that suppress the whole immune system andinvite cancers for less than serious conditions.

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