Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Drug recalls

So many drugs are the next big savior then recalled for serious health concerns, so what future recalled drugs have you given your patients today?
I thought of this as I saw yet another drug warning and a possible recall for Avandia, which I have given to my patients numerous times over the years. They have known about the link to increased heart failure for three years, but did nothing. Kind of like the arthritis drugs Celebrex and Vioxx, that I've given patients, although Merck voluntarily pulled Vioxx. Instead of pulling Celebrex the FDA requires a warning label and many doctors say it is no more effective for most people than Advil. However it makes tons of money for its companies, go figure.

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