Medication Dangers !!!
by Cynthia Foster, MD
This page is devoted to educating consumers on the most dangerous medications and medical procedures so that they may make informed decisions regarding their personal health care.
The following is a list of medications which have been considered so dangerous by the medical profession that they have either been withdrawn from the market, or their use is restricted to only certain types of patients, or they are allowed to be used, but all information about the drug is required to contain warnings of the severe side effects that may result. Even with strict labeling requirements, this has not been enough to prevent deaths and severe disability due to adverse reactions to these medications.
* Drugs that have been withdrawn from the market
* Vioxx, Duract, Phenylpropanolamine, Posicor, Seldane, Phen-Fen, Rezulin
* Drugs still on the market that are considered dangerous
o Accutane, Avastin, Calcium Channel Blockers, Celebrex, Cordarone, Crestor, Depakote, Erythromycin, Fortovase, Gabitril, Geodon, Halcion, Hismanal, Immune Globulin Intravenous (IGIV), Invirase, Lamictal, Lamisil, Lovanox, Mellaril, Novantrone, Permax, Phenergan, Prempro, Premphase, Premarin, Estrogen-Containing medications (Birth Control Pills, Hormone Replacement Therapy), Propulsid, Raptiva, Ritodrine, Serentil, Tasmar, Topamax, Trovan, Viagra, Viramune, Vioxx, Warfarin (Coumadin), Zyvox
* Medications that have been recalled
* Dangerous Medical Procedures:
o CAT scans and risk of cancer
Go to this site there is even more info and all references
Let's worry about the real dangers, that is the problem in America we worry about all the wrong and small things while the big things do all the damage.