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  • Mandatory Vaccine Critic: Risks of Shots Understated

    02/04/2015 12:15:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | February 3, 2015 | Sean Piccoli
    A critic of mandatory child vaccinations made no apologies for her views in an appearance on Newsmax TV Tuesday, and said that public anger over the Disneyland measles outbreak should be directed at pharmaceutical companies and the federal government, not people like her. "What's happening is people are freaking out about measles outbreaks," Louise Kuo Habakus said ina combative interview with "MidPoint" host Ed Berliner. "They're pointing the finger at unvaccinated children and non-vaccinated families, when really what needs to happen is people need to be pointing the finger at industry and at Congress." Habakus, co-founder of a group called...
  • Vanity - Have any FReepers had side effects with Malarial Meds?

    07/02/2011 8:11:14 PM PDT · by urtax$@work · 43 replies
    none | July 2, 2011 | urtax$@work
    Do any FReepers have experience with adverse side effects of malarial preventive meds ?? Our daughter is returning from a Central American country after arriving a week ago for a 6 week student exchange program. We received information thru their network that she was behaving abnormally, itching, depression, not bathing... We thought it was a bad case of homesickness. Then my wife spoke with her and realized it was not our normally happy daughter. She said she was not homesick, but felt depressed, no laughing past 4 days, lost feeling in parts of her body, thoughts about harming herself. The...
  • FDA rejects highly-anticipated diet drug Qnexa

    10/31/2010 7:34:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 29, 2010 | Matthew Perrone, AP Business Writer
    WASHINGTON – Federal health regulators have decided not to approve an experimental diet pill called Qnexa, which had been touted by many experts as the most promising weight-loss drug in more than a decade. The drug's maker, Vivus Inc., said in a statement Thursday that the Food and Drug Administration declined to approve the drug in its present form. The agency asked for more study results and additional information on its possible health risks, including major cardiovascular events and risks for women of childbearing potential.
  • Side Effects: Laws No Longer Mean What They Say

    04/02/2010 4:52:50 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 16 replies · 726+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | April 1, 2010 | Kathryn Nix
    Major flaws in the gargantuan Obamacare bill started to emerge almost immediately after it was signed into law. One of the most embarrassing: failure to ensure immediate coverage for kids with pre-existing conditions—something Obamacare supporters had constantly promised was part of the bill. Looking to provide cover for those who wrote the bill, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius fired off a warning letter to insurers. “Health insurance is designed to prevent any child from being denied coverage because he or she has a pre-existing condition,” she scolded. As though it was their mistake! The pols got in...
  • ObamaCare Prescription For Health System Has Many Deadly Side Effects

    03/30/2010 4:05:58 PM PDT · by Michael Eden · 1 replies · 360+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | March 30, 2010 | Michael Eden
    I'm sure you've seen those TV ads for prescription drugs that are offered to treat a relatively minor problem, but then come with a long list of nasty side effects that make one wonder why anybody would take that drug. The prescription seems far worse than the disease. To put it in a nutshell, ObamaCare is rather like Saturday Night Live's "Happy Fun Ball." It isn't FUN like Happy Fun Ball, of course, but it does have that same list of toxic and deadly side effects that just goes on and on. Here's a dramatic re-enactment of the SNL Happy...
  • 9 Drugs With Really Strange Side Effects

    06/04/2009 5:55:12 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 86 replies · 3,622+ views
    foxnews ^ | June 03, 2009 | Marrecca Fiore
    All drugs carry side effects. Some are mild. Some can be very dangerous. And still some can be downright strange. Blue vision, oily stools, amnesia and "black tongue" are just some of the strange side effects carried by prescription and the over-the-counter medications. Should you be worried?
  • FDA probing suicide risks from asthma drug

    03/27/2008 12:51:29 PM PDT · by metmom · 19 replies · 851+ views
    MSNBC.Com ^ | Thursday, March 27, 2008 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it is investigating a possible link between Merck’s best-selling asthma drug, Singulair, and suicide. FDA said it is reviewing reports of mood changes, suicidal behavior and suicide in patients who have taken the popular drug also used for allergies. Merck has updated the drug’s labeling four times in the past year to include information on a range of side effects: tremors, anxiousness, depression and suicidal behavior.
  • Merck suspends lobbying for vaccine (Gardasil)

    02/20/2007 2:40:48 PM PST · by presidio9 · 109 replies · 2,366+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 02/20/07 | LINDA A. JOHNSON
    Merck & Co. is immediately suspending its lobbying campaign to persuade state legislatures to mandate that adolescent girls get the company's new vaccine against cervical cancer as a requirement for school attendance, the company said late Tuesday. The drugmaker had been criticized by parents and doctors' groups for quietly funding the campaign via a third party to require 11- and 12-year-old girls get the three-dose vaccine in order to attend school. Some had objected because the vaccine protects against a sexually transmitted disease, human papilloma virus, which causes cervical cancer. Vaccines mandated for school attendance usually are for diseases easily...
  • First Hormone-Replacement Suit Moves to Trial

    08/23/2006 12:33:47 PM PDT · by shield · 20 replies · 495+ views
    CBN News/AP ^ | August 21st, 2006 | Andrew DeMillo
    CBNNews.com – LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - As lawyers argued over which evidence should be allowed, a judge Monday delayed jury selection in the first trial of 4,500 lawsuits filed nationwide that challenge Prempro, a hormone-replacement therapy that some women say causes breast cancer. Linda Reeves of Benton sued drug maker Wyeth, claiming she developed breast cancer after taking Prempro for eight years. Helene Rush of Little Rock has argued similar claims in a federal suit against the drug maker. Rush has an Oct. 10 court date. Prempro is a widely prescribed estrogen-progestin combination used to treat premenopausal symptoms, such...
  • FDA Scrutinizes Deaths Of Japanese Kids Taking Tamiflu

    11/17/2005 11:08:59 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 11 replies · 648+ views
    NBC 4 ^ | 11/17/06 | online
    Federal health advisers are looking into the deaths of 12 Japanese children who took Tamiflu, part of their annual safety review of the anti-flu medication and seven other drugs. There are no reports of deaths in the United States or Europe associated with Tamiflu. "Based on the information we have right now, we cannot say definitively there is a causal relation between the drug and the children's death," Dr. Murray Lumpkin, the deputy commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, said Thursday. The Japanese deaths were detailed in papers released in advance of a Food and Drug Administration advisory...
  • Malaria Drug Blamed for Paranoia, Hallucinations

    02/13/2005 8:28:19 AM PST · by Scenic Sounds · 7 replies · 450+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | February 13, 2005 | Seth Hettena
    As a volunteer firefighter, Georg-Andreas Pogany had seen disfigured bodies pulled from wrecked cars. But something very different happened when the Army interrogator saw the mangled remains of an Iraqi soldier. He became panicked, disoriented and that night reached for both his loaded pistol and rifle as he thought he saw the enemy bursting into his room. Pogany asked his superiors for help; the Army packed him home to face charges of cowardice – the first such case since Vietnam. None of it made sense to Pogany until he learned more about the white pills the Army gave him each...
  • Bone Disease Worry for Former SARS Patients

    10/10/2003 4:59:51 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 14 replies · 286+ views
    Reuters ^ | Oct. 10, 2003 | Tan Ee Lyn
    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Dozens of former SARS patients in Hong Kong are suffering from bone degeneration, known as avascular necrosis, sources said Friday, throwing the spotlight back on the controversial cocktail of drugs used to treat many patients during the epidemic. "A substantial number of cases have already been proven. We are now trying to ascertain the severity," said Leung Ping-chung, an orthopedics specialist at the Prince of Wales Hospital, where the first wave of SARS infections in Hong Kong were treated. Almost all SARS patients in Hong Kong were treated with the anti-viral drug ribavirin and steroids earlier...
  • Panel Urges Caution on Smallpox Vaccine

    08/12/2003 12:39:53 PM PDT · by joesnuffy · 2 replies · 98+ views
    Excite ^ | Aug 12 '03 | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID
    Panel Urges Caution on Smallpox Vaccine Email this Story Aug 12, 11:49 AM (ET) By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite worry about the possibility of a terrorist attack using smallpox, a panel of scientists is recommending that members of the general public not get vaccinated against the disease unless they are part of a carefully monitored research study. The Institute of Medicine committee cited potential risks from the vaccine, for those receiving it as well as people with whom they have close contact. The committee was sending its recommendation to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on...