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March 1, 2006
"Common antibiotic dangerous, Canadian study shows"

July 15, 2005
 Fluoroquinolones and thrombocytopenia

July 14, 2005
Health Canada issues advisory over statins

June 24, 2005
Cipro & Mutation Rates

June 23, 2005
Hepatitis & Paxil

June 22, 2005
MSF and Prenatal Exposure

June 16, 2005
Ban of School Lunch Program w/fluoroquinolones

June 15, 2005
UPI honored for GI malaria-drug reporting

June 2, 2005
Lariam and Iraq Casualties

May 28, 2005
New Research Confirms Crestor Adverse Effects

May 24, 2005
Recent Research: Fluoroquinolones & Apoptosis

May 18, 2005
Pregnancy warning on Anti-depressants

May 2, 2005
Prozac & Sexualtity

April 29, 2005
Another “Paxil Defense” Case

April 27, 2005
Lawyer Says Prozac To Blame for Triple Murder

April 26, 2005
Britain to clash with Europe over Prozac

April 17, 2005
Paxil & Hyponatremia

April 15, 2005
GSK Investors bring Paxil lawsuit

April 9, 2005
Fluoroquinolones and C.Difficile

March 27, 2005
Recent Research: Prozac and G proteins

March 26, 2005
Family Wonders if Prozac Prompted School Shootings

March 21, 2005
Fluoroquinolones & Resistance

March 15, 2005
FDA rejects Crestor petition

March 11, 2005
FDA warns AstraZeneca on Crestor again

March 10, 2005
Crestor warnings too weak, group says

March 6, 2005
Health Canada issues Crestor warning

March 5, 2005
Iressa not performing

March 5, 2005
FDA seizes Paxil CR

March 4, 2005
Lariam increases psychiatric events

March 3, 2005
Black Box warning now in effect

February 16, 2005
Side-effect reports cast shadow over malaria drug

February 11, 2005
Another violent Lariam suicide

February 10, 2005
Celebrex to carry warning

February 4, 2005
Antidepressants Linked to Withdrawals in Newborns,
Study Says

January 31, 2005
Consumer Group Says Pfizer Hid Celebrex Study

January 26, 2005
GlaxoSmithKline: Deadly Depressing

January 20, 2005
Pfizer Gets European Request for More Celebrex Data

January 16, 2005
A shadow of doubt

January 16, 2005
New Prozac Blues
Dutch study raises new concerns for some users

January 14, 2005
Prozac: A class action lawsuit is filed in Montreal

January 13, 2005
Celebrex Ads Were Misleading, FDA Says

January 11, 2005
Crestor death link confirmed

January 10, 2005
 Prozac risk for young brains

January 5, 2005
Lilly attacks BMJ's Prozac claims

January 4, 2005
Prozac and Paxil interfere with Tamoxifen

January 3, 2005
Pfizer sued over Celebrex

December 31, 2004
FDA to review "missing" drug company documents

December 30, 2004
Prozac Maker Knew of Problems in 1988

December 28, 2004
Painkiller causes death in dogs

December 21, 2004
German doctors advise patients not to use Celebrex

December 18, 2004
Third AstraZeneca Drug Found Wanting

December 17, 2004
Celebrex seen raising risk of heart disease

December 16, 2004
Busting Big Pharma

December 9, 2004
Drug maker Witheld Paxil Study Data

December 8, 2004
Paxil and perinatal complications

December 8, 2004
Crestor ads draw fire; FDA could act

December 6, 2004
UK GP’s get new anti-depressant rules

December 4, 2004
Europeans study Crestor Safety

December 3 , 2004
Antidepressant Use By U.S. Adults Soars

November 30
FDA Grants Approval for Factive(R) (gemifloxacin) in spite of
fluoroquinolones being associated with irreversible Peripheral Neuropathy

November 28, 2004
Belgians turning into Prozac junkies

November 27, 2004
Bayer Could Face Criminal Investigation

November 26, 2004
Drugs to fight depression may trigger bleeding

November 21, 2004
Trial finds that Prozac may stunt children's growth

November 16, 2004
Prozac inhibits metamorphosis

November 13, 2004
Prozac found in Canada’s drinking water

November 11, 2004
Prozac impairs bone growth

November 7, 2004
Secret plan to push “Happy Pills”

November 4, 2004
Celebrex tied to 14 deaths in Canada

October 29, 2004
Prozac use 'risky for children'

Mums-To-Be Prozac Fear

October 25, 2004
"Prozac: Tool of Evil or Heaven in a Pill?"

October 15, 2004
FDA orders “Black Box” warning

October 9, 2004
Lariam: The New Agent Orange?

October 4, 2004
“Drug Industry Scandal a ‘Crisis’”

September 29, 2004
“Sales reps told not to divulge Paxil data”

September 28, 2004
“FDA to Study Suicide Risks in Adults”

September 23, 2004
“FDA epidemiologist says agency pressured him on antidepressants” (Black Box warning coming...)

September 13, 2004
“Prozac also linked to child suicide risk”

September 7, 2004
“Hearing on Antidepressants - Sept.9”

September 6, 2004
“American parents sue GSK over Seroxat”

August 27, 2004
Consumer Watch: Suit Alleges Paxil Addiction

August 26, 2004
Glaxo Settles Suit Over Paxil Studies”

August 20, 2004
“Antidepressant Study Seen to Back Expert”

August 10, 2004
“Pregnant women warned about anti-depressants”

August 8, 2004
“Prozac seeping into water supplies”
The Scotsman


August 4, 2004
“Watchdog wants Crestor probe”


July 24, 2004
“Maker of drug admits hiding its risks”


July 13, 2004
“Bayer Will Pay $1.06 Billion to Settle 2,771 Baycol Lawsuits”


July 10, 2004
“Agency says U.S. researcher was consultant to Crestor maker”
Newsday - July 10, 2004

One week after cholesterol-reducing Crestor was approved last year, a top government researcher published a scientific paper praising the medication, but failed to mention he was a consultant to the drug's maker, a watchdog group has charged in a letter to the nation's top health agency. Read more...

June 19, 2004
“Health Canada warns of cholesterol drug risks”
Canadian Press

Today Health Canada issued a drug warning concerning AstraZeneca’s “Crestor” (rosuvastatin) because it causes rhabdomyolysis. It is another statin drug - just like Baycol - with a fluorophenyl compound. Read more...


June 11, 2004
“FDA Warns Glaxo Over Paxil”
Dow Jones Newswires

June 2, 2004
New York Sues Maker of
Antidepressant Drug Paxil


April 16, 2004
FDA was urged to limit kids' antidepressants
Advice citing risk of suicide rejected

April 16, 2004 -- A medical reviewer at the Food and Drug Administration recommended earlier this year that the agency adopt a tough "risk management strategy" urging doctors to stop prescribing most antidepressants to children, but the FDA rejected his advice and instead asked drug companies only to warn patients and doctors about possible risks to young patients, The Chronicle has learned. Read more


Februray 26, 2004
“US Army Study to Dispel Lariam Suicide Myths”

WASHINGTON, February 26, 2004 –- The surgeon general of the Army told Congress that there is no correlation between the anti-malaria drug Lariam and a recent spike in suicides in combat zones.” Read more...


February 8, 2004
“$90m payout over child abuse”

February 1, 2004
“Child abuse probe uncovers deadly role of axed drug”

February 1, 2004
“How I lost two children to the 'lie' of Munchausen's”


October 31, 2003
"Scientists find that Prozac inhibits metamorphosis in tadpoles"

ATHENS, Ga. October 31, 2003 - - University of Georgia researchers have discovered developmental problems in frogs and fish exposed to minute quantities of common antidepressants that can pass from humans through sewage treatment systems into rivers and streams. Read more


September 21, 2003
“Watchdog bans 14 prescription drugs over fear of multiple deaths”

September 21, 2003 -- Britain's drug watchdog has been forced to ban the use of 14 prescription drugs in the last five years after they were suspected of killing hundreds of people in the UK or harming thousands through serious side effects. Read more


 June 19th, 2003:
FDA Statement Regarding the Anti-Depressant Paxil for Pediatric Population

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said today it is reviewing reports of a possible increased risk of suicidal thinking and suicide attempts in children and adolescents under the age of 18 treated with the drug Paxil for major depressive disorder (MDD). Read more...

June 10, 2003:
Seroxat must not be used for treatment of children

New expert advice recommends that the drug Seroxat(paroxetine) is not used to treat children and teenagers under the age of 18 years, for depressive illness, said Professor Alasdair Breckenridge, Chairman of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. Read more...