Saturday, March 31, 2007

FDA Tells Novartis To Stop Selling A Drug

So now the FDA is getting responsible, or what? They have asked Novartis to voluntarily cease selling Zelnorm, a drug to counteract constipation in victims of irritable bowel syndrome, because it causes heart trouble. The drug was first approved in 2002.

This is a hopeful sign. It's rare that the FDA kills a drug after it's approved. But the pressure coming from people like me and you is making a difference. We have to ratchet it up another notch, though. Until the pressure from us is greater than the carrot from drug company money, the FDA will not do what they need to do; end the production of killer SSRI psychiatric drugs like Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil etc.

The whole story on Zelnorm is here.

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