posted on Mar, 12 2007 @ 03:07 AM
............Jean Townsend, of Johns Island, S.C., says her vet breathed "not one word" of side effects when he prescribed the painkiller Rimadyl for
her arthritic, limping Labrador retriever.
Encouraged by an advertisement showing dogs romping playfully, Townsend says she was glad to soothe her pet's aches. Within a month, though, he
collapsed and began to vomit blood. A week later, he had to be put to sleep, his kidneys and liver ravaged beyond repair, his medical records show.
"The medicine blew him apart," says Townsend. Her vet and FDA reviewers all blamed the drug, which was originally targeted for
[edit on 12-3-2007 by Shar]