reply to post by MaryStillToe
thanks, evil exposed for sure, hope everyone takes notes before you get it recommended or prescribe by your doc or someone you know and love..
Here are excerpts from Rense's site article:
Mr. Fratti had been a healthy, athletic young man of 41, when he presented to his doctor's office in May, 2005, for a possible UTI and was prescribed
Levaquin. After taking a second course of Levaquin in August, 2005, he began experiencing aches and pains that grew progressively worse over the
following months. During that time he also developed other symptoms including vision problems, petite mal seizures, suicidal thoughts, insomnia,
impaired circulation, severe fatigue, equilibrium problems, sound sensitivity, neuropathy, and tendinitis so severe at times he could not walk.
Far from being alone in experiencing what cutting-edge physicians are finally recognizing as "Levaquin-induced" toxicities, the other victims number
in the unknown thousands, unknown because their cases rarely make mainstream media news. Their symptoms have been similar to those of Mr. Fratti, and
over one thousand deaths have been noted, and the general population remains unaware of the dangers of fluoroquinolones, which are fluorinated
antibiotics. Adding to the problem is the fact that "Levaquin-induced" toxicity can show up weeks, months and even longer after the patient has
stopped taking the Levaquin, although many physicians do not realize this.
The report indicates that there were 61,983 reactions reported to the FDA for Levaquin/levofloxacin, including over 1000 deaths, although this is
apparently just a fraction of the actual reactions to Levaquin. According to a US Government Accounting Office (GAO) report to Congress, the FDA's
Adverse Event Reporting System (AERS) is a voluntary one, and "includes an estimated 1 to 10 percent of adverse events." The FDA Report showed
reactions that included joint pain, renal failure, insomnia, rhabdomyolysis, tendinitis, tendon rupture, headache, anxiety, pneumonia, vomiting,
deafness, suicidal ideation, fibromyalgia, blindness, hallucinations, pancreatitis, diarrhea, leg amputations, foaming at mouth, tinnitus, abnormal
liver function, heart attack, aggression, brain death, spontaneous abortion, death and "agonal death struggle" - dying in agony. This is a short list
of only 27 reactions out of the total 61,983 reported in the FOI report, which in turn is only "an estimated 1 to 10 percent of adverse events."
In a Levaquin Approval Document from Johnson & Johnson to the FDA, Levaquin was approved on 12/20/1996. It was approved despite the fact that the FDA
medical officer's conclusions state that there were significant flaws in both the protocol design and implementation of several of the studies for
which its approval was based. The medical officer noted that the clinical assessment categories were inappropriate.
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