Vioxx of Sharp and Dohme, was withdrawn in September 2004 and had sales of $2,500,000,000 each year. It is estimated that between the years 1999 and 2004 it caused 160,000 deaths from stroke or heart attack.
It has been readmitted into circulation in the USA by a commission of 30 doctors, 12 of whom are paid by the company.
Vioxx produced by Sharp and Dohme, ritirato nel settembre 2004, giro di affari da 2.5 miliardi di dollari all'anno.
Si stima che dal 1999 al 2004 abbia causato 160.000 decessi per ictus e infarti.
Celebrex produced by Pfizer, used by 25 million people with sales of $3,300,000,000. Already in January 2005 a research report showed a doubling of deaths from stroke or heart attack. It is still in circulation.
New tsunami drugs: Bextra and Prexige.
Recent studies show an increased risk of stroke or heart attack in those who use them. We should not trust new drugs because they give modest benefits in comparison to those that have been on the market for some time. We should always ask for medicines that have given positive results for years.
Look at the site www.worstpills.org to see a list of 182 medicines to be avoided at the moment. (information to save your life)
This is the kind of information that Minister Sirchia should be giving us instead of sending us teeny books with pictures telling us that if baby is ill we need to call the baby-doctor …. not the vet.
Posted by Beppe Grillo at 01:22 PM in Health/Medicine
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