How many people did vioxx kill

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Avatar f tn It seems antithetical that people are so fatigued on treatment yet need sleep aids? What is the side effect affect that causes fatigue yet causes everybody not to sleep?
Avatar m tn I say the FDA and lawyers are slowing down the meds we could be trying!! ---------------------------------------------------------------- I agree, At stage 4 if i want to risk a new drug then the FDA should stay out of it.
Avatar n tn but I just don't think you can compare the harm in scale- to what conventional, (even FDA approved meds do)...How many did Vioxx kill? upwards of 30,000? With direct-to-consumer advertising at a 100 million a year? I'm just wondering why you don't give them equal time sometimes? Can you imagine if a terrorist in this country killed 30,000 people? It would shut the country down, but big pharma does it, and it's 3rd page news with a few measily senate investigations...
Avatar n tn If you don't mind my asking....what genotype were you? And how long did you have hep c...if you even know? Thanks and best wishes to you and your family!
Avatar n tn but maybe they've heard a constant drum roll from some patients here that ALL of this stuff is bad and probably will harm you.... but come on, if herbals killed as many people as say, Vioxx did, upwards of 30,000, there would be rioting in the streets and the head of the company would be lynched...if you want to make a case that they are ineffective, that will swing with me a lot more then this constant that they are very harmful... let's see the stats on that...
Avatar m tn Do vitamins kill people? How many people have died from taking vitamins? Should you stop your vitamins? It depends. To be exact, it depends on the quality of the science, and the very nature of scientific research. It is very hard to know things exactly through science. The waste bin of science is full of fallen heroes like Premarin, Vioxx and Avandia (which alone was responsible for 47,000 excess cardiac deaths since it was introduced in 1999).
544292 tn?1268886268 Can anyone tell me how many days shall I have to suffer like this to come off it completely? I thought that the Lyrica was taking care of my discomfort. Now I am upset to know that I am addicted like this. I was told that Tramodol was not a narcotic. Joan - Sun City West, Arizona, USA Thanks so much for putting this page on the internet. I recently broke two bones in my hand and the Surgeon and GP both prescribed Tramadol. At first it was great, no pain whatsoever after taking it.
716688 tn?1230313819 mental patients as such - sure they put them in asylumns and hospices but they also stoned them, burned them, drowned them, trepanned them and many other things - examination of the literature shows that many people killed as witches fell into mental illness categories which would now be treated. We get words like maniac, lunatic, crazy etc from less englightened era's. Lithium BTW is a natural element, used medically since the 1800's for treating "maniacs".
220090 tn?1379170787 To me, there is a fundamental difference between Hep C and HIV and that is, that many people with Hep C decide not to treat, that the side effects outweigh the benefits. Whereas with HIV, people feel they have no choice. Accordingly, I think there will be the most benefit overall, if more people can be convinced to treatment.
Avatar n tn is your liver better now because of it or I guess what i'm did your biospy improve and how long has it been since you finished tx and are you still sick or fine now?
Avatar n tn If FDA approval meant something, hundreds of thousands wouldn't be dying every year from prescription drugs, and God knows how many more suffering from their "side" effects. Now, I take prescription drugs, so don't get me wrong, I'm not arguing for their abolition. Melatonin is actually quite well researched, as it is natural to the body and the research was done by university researchers. They were never able to kill a rat with it.
Avatar f tn It didn't kill me, and it didn't kill most people who used it.
544292 tn?1268886268 The length of time withdrawal symptoms occur can range from a couple of days to weeks depending on how high your dose was and how long you were on the drug. Withdrawal symptoms can be reduced by discontinuing use of the drug slowly (i.e., gradually reducing the daily dose). Tramadol is more complex than other opiate and opiate-like medications because it also appears to have actions on the GABAergic, noradrenergic, and serotonergic systems in the brain.
1684282 tn?1505701570 In a nut shell it says what I have been saying all along - doctors write too many opiate prescriptions for far many chronic pain patients. Nearly 15,000 people die from opiate prescription overdoses than both heroin and cocaine combined. Opiate prescription has increased 6 fold from 1997 to 2007 and has been accelerating since.
Avatar m tn But in the pharma world, that's a paltry pittance, nothing short of an in-flight explosion that's caused Merck stock to drop 3 percent, with analysts and investors scrambling to figure out what went wrong. what happened? How did a vaccine that was supposed to be Merck's beacon for higher profits in the 21st Century go from flagship to flop?
Avatar f tn I already bought them their swing, but I'd like to get some little stuff for them too. Emma1, how are you? How is your DH? Bailee, how was your weekend? Christie, what have you been up too on all your days off? How about nanakay, blondie, kassimom, cmn, and dawnna, anything new with you all? Oh my gosh there is getting to be so many regulars on here it's hard to keep up with everyone. How about everyone else I haven't mentioned yet? Hope you all have a great week.
Avatar n tn None of you understand how these things have affected my life or how many times I just prayed to go to sleep and not wake up. So someone tell me to see a shrink or whatever. You all dont know how they make people feel unless you have them. Give the newbies a break they may think there case is different or something. This board doesnt just restrict questions to what you think is important.
Avatar n tn Oh yeah, and drugs. The pharmaceutical kind. I don't have a lot of patience with those espousing (how many people am I going to tick off with this one? oh well) chinese herbs, or special vitamins, or anything else. In fact, half the time, what is supposed to be in those bottles isn't even really in there and they can be more toxic to the liver than anything else. Give me good empirical data with studies that can be replicated.
304153 tn?1194827741 ok,all due respect, because you are much more knowledgable than me, and I know this is a debatable subject. However, what does hep c DO?? it breaks down your immune system, fighting this virus does that same as a flu cold or HIV;, which in turn starts other immune breakdown, I currently have 8 other autoimmume, possibly brought on by the hep c condition to begin with. Which will get us in the end.?????....who's to say.
Avatar n tn I wasn't going to just sit here and do nothing, I had to do something, so I researched and spoke to many, many people about their expereinces....professional and laymen...I figure it this way...on top of all the statistical data and research I compiled...if 30 people took the green pill, and 20 of them reported pretty good results, I thought I was maybe onto something....
Avatar n tn anyway, I was thinking last night about you and wondered again how those drs could have missed a ruptured appendix. Did they ever explain to you how they missed that one? there were a lot of us holding our breath those days, and crossing every finger and toe, and those who believe in prayer followed that venue also. Hopefully, it was not too much of a financial hardship for you guys, in addition to the mental and physical challenge.
685562 tn?1447158831 Making a LIFE LONG CUSTOMER, theres no cures with the health system, just band aids that need stitches from the side effects. Its funny how many DEATHS these DRUGS CAUSE, but yet there still here? Id rather see some people on HERION then some of these DANGEROUS PHARM DRUGS! O, Im fighting my fight, with a parasite cleanse, and what would ya know......FEELING BETTER, but tell that to the FDA and they'll call it placebo.
428506 tn?1296560999 Speaking for myself, I am painfully aware of how unpopular my ILADS style treatment is, and I've read many of the articles that state long-term antibiotics have no benefit. I would love to be on your side of the argument along with the bulk of peer-reviewed literature. However, as I've stated on this board many times, I thoroughly exhausted my options with mainstream medicine and never got a satisfactory diagnosis or any treatment other than some symptom relief.
116701 tn?1210262764 At least find out what his threshold is. There have been many people here who continued with a count in the 30s. Good luck Dale.
Avatar m tn I believe that it is good people are aware of effects that might happen to our bodies, but when we talk about post tx effects, tell us if you ever had any of those before tx, did you even have mild arthritis or stomach problems? How were your symptoms before tx? So many people just tell what they are feeling post tx and do not mention what was present before, and it gives the impression that all of it is brand new as a result of tx. How much were we forgetting before tx?
Avatar f tn As you can imagine, my writing skills (crucial to my work) were suffering terribly -- i couldn't produce anything which was a solid, coherant, document no matter how hard i tried. I did not become suicidal, but i'm not a suicidal person. However, i did fixate on thoughts of death. I wanted to die, yet not kill myself. I wanted a button installed on my chest -- a toggle with an 'on/off' switch...
Avatar n tn Not to mention the thousands that are killed yearly in hospital screw-ups or even pharmacist mistakes?, many pharma drugs can kill many more people than that. But they also help many diseases, they can be lifesaving - so we take them. There are so many variations on a theme with these types of incidents, that an er nurse wouldn't even be able to tell you the amount of these types of deaths she's seen.