Saturday, June 25, 2016

Vioxx, Bextra, Baycol, Trovan, Meridia, Seldane, Hismanal, Darvon, Raxar, Redux, Mylotarg, Lotronex, Propulsid, phenylpropanolamine (PPA), Prexige, phenacetin, Oraflex, Omniflox, Posicor, Serzone and Duract

Just a few dangerous drugs that the FDA approved, then withdrew.

(Correction: except for Vioxx, which Merck wisely withdrew itself, once the scam was exposed.)

1 comment:

  1. Last time I checked the FDA never withdrew Vioxx, and held that its risks are outweighed by its benefits. It was Merck, facing a bunch of lawsuits as a result of its dishonest marketing of vioxx, that withdrew it from the market.

    The risks were higher than a lot of the Cox-2 inhibitors out there, but within a similar range, and "somewhat more dangerous than Advil" isn't exactly the scariest thing you can say about a drug. (In fact the most popular NSAID, diclofenac, comes with pretty much the same risk.)