Drugs you should consider avoiding!

By now, you have probably heard the news elsewhere. Many popular drugs on the market have been severely criticized as having dangerous side effects. We have already written about Crestor™ - to read the "Public Citizen Health Research Group" petition to the FDA Click Here. We would like to remind our readers that all statins have dangerous side effects at some level, and we continue to question their appropriateness for people in low, or even medium risk categories. For 100 people taking statins for 10 years, in the 10% risk category, (e.g., using the Framingham online calculator), 97 out of the 100 people will not see any impact as a result of the medication.

For completeness, here is the list of the other drugs mentioned in the press as having potentially dangerous side effects.


Last Modification - November 22, 2004