Drug Recall Cases
Each year thousands of people are injured or killed because of dangerous drugs. Last year (2000-2001), the drugs Rezulin, Propulsid, Lotronex, Ephedrine (herbal) and PPA were either recalled or subject to warnings by the FDA.
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Metabolife and Ephedra Criminal Probe
Vioxx Heart Attack and Dangerous Side Effects Cases
Oxycontin Addiction and Abuse Cases Read more and Submit Case
Baycol Drug Recall August 2001 More Info and Submit Inquiry
Paxil Lawsuits Involving Withdrawal, Addiction and Suicide
The popular diet drug Fen-phen has been
linked to serious side effects Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (PPH) and
heart valve damage.
On March 21, 2000 head of the FDA's center for Drug evaluation and Research stated that the "Continued use of Rezulin" posed an "unacceptable risk " to diabetes patients. At least 63 Rezulin users have died of liver failure. The total number of deaths is estimated to be as many as ten times higher than the reported 63 cases.
Rezulin was banned in England in December
1997, following the death of an American who took the drug. The drug manufacturer,
Warner-Lambert successfully fought a ban in the U.S. for 27 months before
the FDA decided to prohibit sales of the drug on March 21, 2000. Before
the ban, sales of Rezulin generated Warner-Lambert $1.8 billion in revenues.
At its peak, the drug was prescribed 488,000 times in January of 1999.
According to the FDA Ephedrine also know
as Ephedra or Ma Haung has Sickened or Killed 273 Users. The most serious
cases involve death, heart attack and stroke. While the agency wouldn't
verify how many people died as a result of taking the herbal stimulant,
often used to promote weight loss, earlier reports put the number at about
30. A source familiar with the latest cases, who asked not to be identified,
says they include an additional 10 deaths.
Ephedra, derived from an Asiatic shrub, contains ephedrine, a stimulant that acts on the central nervous system to like Sudafed and Actifed, which fall under the FDA's watch.
Many people with heartburn and infants with colic who took Propulsid have experienced: Sudden cardiac arrhythmia death, Heart arrhythmia, Cardiac arrest or heart attack. Over 111 people have died as a result of Propulsid related conditions, nearly 400 have heart abnormalities. Propulsid has been withdrawn from the market.
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