Do you remember Vioxx, Bextra, Baycol, Trovan, Meridia, Seldane, Hismanal, Darvon, Mylotarg, Lotronex, Propulsid, Raxar or Redux? They were all highly promoted drugs that were withdrawn for safety risks after millions used them. Sorry about that.
Big Pharma always insists it only knows about such safety risks after a wide swath of the population uses the drugs and “safety signals” emerge. But the story of the antidepressant Paxil shows otherwise.