Interesting information

I saw this appear, then taken down, then reappear.

For my reference, I grabbed a copy.

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White Coat

Copied: Just because it’s now FDA approved doesn’t mean that they may not say, “oops!” later on, just like they did with these drugs that were approved and later pulled from the market! ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡

FDA-Approved Prescription Drugs Later Pulled from the Market

Below are 35 drugs that have been recalled from the U.S. market since the 1970s, some that had been in use since the 1930s:

1. Accutane (Isotretinoin)

2. Baycol (Cerivastatin)

3. Bextra (Valdecoxib)

4. Cylert (Pemoline)

5. Darvon & Darvocet (Propoxyphene)

6. DBI (Phenformin)

7. DES (Diethylstibestrol)

8. Duract (Bromfenac)

9. Ergamisol (Levamisole)

10. Hismanal (Astemizole)

11. Lotronex (Alosetron)

12. Meridia (Sibutramine)

13. Merital & Alival (Nomifensine)

14. Micturin (Terodiline)

15. Mylotarg (Gemtuzumab Ozogamicin)

16. Omniflox (Temafloxacin)

17. Palladone (Hydromorphone hydrochloride, extended-release)

18. Permax (Pergolide)

19. Pondimin (Fenfluramine)

20. Posicor (Mibefradil)

21. Propulsid (Cisapride)

22. PTZ & Metrazol (Pentylenetetrazol)

23. Quaalude [Marketed as: Optimal, Sopor, Parest, Somnafac, and Bi-Phetamine T] (Methaqualone)

24. Raplon (Rapacuronium)

25. Raptiva (Efalizumab)

26. Raxar (Grepafloxacin)

27. Redux (Dexfenfluramine)

28. Rezulin (Troglitazone)

29. Selacryn (Tienilic acid)

30. Seldane (Terfenadine)

31. Trasylol (Aprotinin)

32. Vioxx (Rofecoxib)

33. Xigris (Drotrecogin alfa (activated)

34. Zelmid (Zimelidine)

35. Zelnorm (Tegaserod maleate)


Think this is bad? This is just a VERY small sample.

“Ongoing recalls have gained a noteworthy amount of attention and increased concerns among healthcare providers and the patients they treat. The KHN report states that from January 2013 to October 2018, almost 8,000 medications were recalled by pharmaceutical companies across the United States and abroad.”



“About a third of the drugs the FDA approved between 2001 and 2010 were involved in some kind of safety event after reaching the market, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.”


“On average, about 4,500 drugs and devices are pulled from U.S. shelves each year. The recalled products have U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and in many cases, are widely ingested, injected, or implanted before being recalled. Although the FDA may identify concerns regarding the safety of a drug, it is the responsibility of the manufacturer to initiate and execute a recall. On the other hand, the FDA can mandate the recall of a device.”


“Unsafe drugs were prescribed more than one hundred million times in the United States before being recalled.”


I don’t care that it’s FDA approved, that literally means nothing to me. Where there is a risk, there MUST be informed consent and it MUST be a personal choice. Coercion and mandates do NOT equal personal choice. โœŒ๏ธ


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