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  • nyminnow nyminnow May 20, 2011 11:14 AM Flag

    Where have the FDA Advisory Panelists gone?

    Perhaps they're understanding the 'adverse events' a bit better. I think there is more clarification of what their actions can result in if they get it wrong.

    Here's a good listing of side effects that ADVISORY PANEL MEMBERS have approved. Would you want your name attached to the passage of these drugs?!

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    • Wouldn't it be nice Mountain if the doctors were given the tools to correct the problems of the past? That is my dream.

    • You missed a big one:

      Heartburn; nausea; upset stomach.

      Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Aspirin:

      Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); black or bloody stools; confusion; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; hearing loss; ringing in the ears; severe or persistent stomach pain; unusual bruising; vomiting.

      This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider.

      Yes, side effects of aspirin. All drugs have a balance of effectiveness versus harm. As was stated a long time ago. All drugs are poisons; it all depends on the dose.

      And one of the nasty ones in your one link, Accutane, is supposed to be under severe restrictions on preventing any possible pregnancy. But seeing late night TV ads from lawyers, what they are suing for on Accutane is not among the symptoms in the list in your link.

      • 1 Reply to mountainhiker1946
      • I would agree with all of what you said .... That only highlights the need for doctor-patient discussion prior to spreading the drugs about 'like peanut butter' to every patient. Patients are RARELY told the side effects IN DETAIL ... specifically, after years of drugs being on the market and Big Pharma being well aware of additional side effects and severity of them that crop up over time. How many deaths ... how many adverse events .... will it take before BAD DRUGS are taken off the market? How many vulturous attorneys have to get involved before something is done to correct the system?

        Where's the reporting system? Should we just ignore the side effects and let each individual fend for themselves? Is that what's called personal responsibility? How about telling the TRUTH? When doctors SEE that there are problems and KNOW the ramifications of prescribing it, shouldn't they feel some personal responsibility for the fact that they prescribed the medication? Or even make a phone call to the patient telling them that new research says so and so ... geez ... it just turns my stomach!

        So that's it then ... we just let the naive stay naive and not help them learn the truth? I personally can't do that. How can others that know the truth just stand by? It's like the latest rave of children taping kids beating each other up and thinking it's fun watching their video play out on youtube. It's pathetic ... and seems to me those that watch and do nothing are complicit. I know there are plenty of others that feel the same way I do ... kudos to them for being brave and swimming against the tide.

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