Health & Medical

Black Box Drugs: Skull and Crossed Bones

Black Box Drugs

Your other sources are to ask the pharmacist, go to the library and find the reference copy of the PDR or contact the manufacturer who may or may not provide you with a copy.

Also, Adverse Drug Reaction reports sent to the FDA are not assembled and readily available to the public. In the mid-nineties, the FDA stopped publishing a ranking of ADR reports by drug and their frequency. An OTC drug named Aleve won a top spot in the first year of retail sales to the consumer. Since then, it is anyone’s guess as to the number of ADR’s reported for this OTC drug. The FDA has outsourced the process of assembling information about ADR’s of Rx and OTC drugs and it has become a private business affair.

The FDA appears to be protecting the manufacturer from harm rather than the American Public – the recipients of deadly drugs all too often.

Go to Public Citizen at to learn more about what is causing two million plus hospitalizations and about 100,000 deaths a year from ADR’s. These events have to be a major cause of medical malpractice lawsuits.

Socratic Method and Other Tortures

Can anyone explain why the FDA is claiming that the prescriptions from Canada are so unsafe when they have a more serious problem right here in the US in monitoring dangerous drugs that are on the US market and approved by the FDA?

God Bless America and all our citizens. We need all the help we can get to survive the bureaucracy in Washington that has lost sight of why they exist in the first place.

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