2010 was a year of “fall backers”. In the US, a large number of evidence-based and reliably scientifically proven preparations were withdrawn from the market or given limitations of indication, as they involved serious and reliable side effects (including death).
“Meridia” (called “Reductil” in Germany) was a “slimming agent”, which triggered increased myocardial infarction rates. In the US there were deaths, 29 since 1998, and over 400 serious side effects. Abbott’s lapidary comment: “Public Citizen (a US consumer protection organization) hurts hundreds of thousands of Americans who control their obesity safely and successfully.”
“Darvon”, a painkiller by Eli Lilly, was taken out of the market because of life-threatening arrhythmias in the USA and Europe. The same was done with Avandia, a diabetic tablet, which has been on the market for over 10 years. Only last year the public learned what the manufacturer Glaxo knew for a long time: The stuff can be life-threatening, because it can cause sudden deaths and cardiovascular diseases. The probability under Avandia was increased by more than 40 percent. The company has known this since its launch in the late 1990s.
In the US, however, it has not been completely withdrawn from the market, in contrast to Europe, but has been subject to drastic restrictions on indication. The FDA apparently did not want to steal the poor company Glaxo too strongly on the feet and the billions product completely disassembled.
And then there are the scientific medical men, who have tried and tested scientifically and scientifically on the orders of the industry scientific marketing articles, ie textbooks and publications in the sense of the pharmaceutical industry: the prominent psychiatrists Charles Nemeroff and Alan Schatzberg wrote a complete textbook for Glaxo (Recognition and Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders: A Psychopharmacology Handbook for Primary Care). Another case of confidence-enhancing measures on the part of the medical profession in conjunction with the pharmaceutical industry.
So if you have so great medical allies, then you have to be immediately aroused and look at what is still sold as a blessing.
Just the tip of the iceberg?
So here is a small selection of evidence-based medical science, as it could hardly be typical. While reading the following, I would like to ask the reader to always have the spiritual eye or the physical back – head that most of the alternative healing methods and medicinal plants for school medicine are not evidence – based (but have been tested and used for centuries or millennia) thus “extremely dangerous”. What you read immediately is not dangerous, but just sad.
Yaz and Yasmin
This is an “anti-baby pill” or ovulation inhibitor from Bayer. The pill has been on the market since 2006 and has since been able to prove that it is able to build thrombosis, provoke bile diseases, heart attacks and stroke.
However, this did not happen in older women who are not likely to target such medication. No, these effects (talking about side effects here would be an insult to the pharmacological profile of the substance) were observed in 18-year-old girls. But it gets even fatter. Meanwhile, the company Bayer in the USA is accused of not having sufficiently researched the preparation. Yes, but they are evidence-based science! How can such a thing happen? Then the company is still accused of not having withdrawn the preparation fast enough after all these life-threatening effects became apparent.
Did Bayer want to earn a quick dollar at the expense of the girls’ health? It would indeed be a company that would blame HIV-infected coagulation factors for hemophiliacs in Asia. Bayer did not choose Bayer’s argument: In September 2009, the FDA complained that Bayer had sold a low-quality drug (of lower quality or gum medicine) to the market.
Bayer justified and declared that it only controlled the “average” quality of its deliveries, but not the quality of each batch. Is clear…
Lyrica, Topamax and Lamictal
“Lyrica” by Pfizer, “Topamax” by Janssen-Cilag and “Lamictal” by Glaxo. “Lamictal” is an epilepsy medication which has been approved even for children. The FDA warned, however, last year before frequently occurring brain inflammation in connection with the drug. All three drugs increase suicide risk and behavior. But that is not enough: they also cause loss of memory and hair loss. No problem