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The FDA is killing Americans!

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posted on Jul, 15 2008 @ 05:21 PM

Just how much faith should we have in the FDA?

I pushed this one aside for years before accepting the fact that these are not theories, but cold hard facts.

The FDA knowingly approves medications every year which kill tens of thousands of Americans and cause terminal damage to a handful of patients that do survive.

Three years at age 22 I was under treatment of hypertension by my family physician, I was told that my problem may have been rooted from undiagnosed ADHD. I was given the medication Adderall XR marketed by Shire pharmaceuticals and approved by the FDA, July 1999.

I accepted the diagnosis and agreed to give it a shot as my ability to concentrate for long periods of time did seem a little less than desirable. The day I started the medication my attention span and ability to perform was outstanding, it wasn't until several months later that reality came hammering down.

I spent a couple of nights in the ER with numbness and weakness down the right side of my body, vision and hearing both distorted in my right eye/ear. After going through a dozen chapters of tests I was told that I wasn't going to die and would need to follow up with a couple of specialists as soon as possible.

Three years later I'm finally getting answers. This medication caused irreversible damage to my heart which has caused poor circulation to the right side of my body, as well as neurological/nerve damage which is still under diagnosis. If I would have remained on this medication, I would have likely suffered a heart attack or possible stroke.

With that said. The FDA is aware of the sudden death factor in young adults and children using this medication. This drug among others has been removed from the shelves and banned in all developed countries except for the United States.

In 2003 Health Canada banned the use of Adderall after dozens of teenage children died due to heart failure proven to be induced by the use of the medication.

** 2004 Of the 20 cases of sudden death linked to the drug, 14 involved children. Two of the 12 reported strokes were in children.**

Having had a personal experience with this drug I decided to write a thread on it, if I had experienced anything different with another drug I would certainly be posting it here as well. The list of dangerous drugs the FDA deems safe for us and our children to consume is a mile long and quite honestly scares the crap out of me.

If you have had similar experiences with drugs approved by the FDA I encourage you to post them. I'm not suggesting this is population control or a conspiracy deeper than facts, but possibly a cash crop which is simply larger than the price of your life.

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[edit on 15-7-2008 by Quarantine]

posted on Jul, 15 2008 @ 06:02 PM
I am not defending the FDA.
I also was a victim of the FDA from the diet drug Redux.
Which although didn't kill me because I didn't take it long enough it has reduced my heart function by about 10%.

This is Redux which has killed thousands of people.

I will post these results here about Aderall.
Because from what I can see, Although in a small number of people it caused problems, 37 million prescriptions sold and only 12 deaths is a very good result.
And also if you read here persons with ADHD have a higher risk of death from NOT taking something like this.
Although, of course we don't know if there is MORE deaths they have hidden and/or attributed to not being caused by Aderall.

On February 9, 2005, Health Canada suspended all sales of Adderall XR after data collected by manufacturer Shire Pharmaceuticals linked the drug to 12 sudden deaths in American children.
Further research found data suggesting use of Adderall resulted in an increased risk of cardiac defect.
Given the more than 37,000,000 prescriptions for Adderall filled during the four years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration could find no increased risk of sudden death among Adderall users beyond the normal rate of the general population.
In August 2005, Health Canada followed the committee report of three independent physicians and lifted the ban on Adderall XR.
Given that persons with ADHD are more likely to engage in risky or dangerous behavior, it has been suggested that stimulant medications for persons with ADHD may actually result in lower incidence of premature death

posted on Jul, 15 2008 @ 06:21 PM

Originally posted by Quarantine

Just how much faith should we have in the FDA?

I was given the medication Adderall XR marketed by Shire pharmaceuticals and approved by the FDA, July 1999.


[edit on 15-7-2008 by Quarantine]

i have been diagnosed w/ being on the higher end of ADHD, which whether it is a REAL diagnosis or not, had become quite the problem for me bc as a single mother, i needed to be able to concentrate my attention on things that were less interesting to me (meaning job wise.... suddenly it was no more an option of what i wanted to do, but rather, we needed money).

i was put on adderall XR but really didn't like it bc it seemed to put me in a zombie type state.... meaning that if i concentrated my attention on any one particular thing, i had a hard time walking away from it.... which was the complete opposite of my normal self and either extremes are hard when a single mother.

well, i ended up deciding to get off the program i was on bc i didn't want any help from anything that had to do w/ gov't (i was on a program that was sponsored by adderall, but when i looked into, they still get their funding by the gov't)......

so, i switched to the generic. i actually have found the generic was my "sweet spot," so to speak bc i wasn't so zombied out that i could only concentrate on ONE thing and i wasn't so scattered that i couldn't concentrate on one thing (if that makes sense)

well, when i called my dr's office to get my prescript filled last week, the nurse called back and said that i needed to sign up again w/ the program bc the doc wanted all his patients on the XR.

i told her that the doc and i agreed that i could be on the generic bc it is what worked best (plus, you can't regulate the XR, as i don't always need the same amount each day). she told me that he would go ahead and write out the prescript for the generic this month, but when i go in for my appt he will probably put me back on the XR.

this has raised many red flags in my head. i mean, if something is working as it should be, why change it? just doesn't sit well w/ me and i look forward to talking to him aug 14th bc i will be well armed w/ info and DARE him to make change to something that doesn't work for me.

posted on Jul, 15 2008 @ 06:42 PM
You can find out all kinds of nasty things about the FDA. One website that is not afraid to tell the truth is Natural News. This link goes straight to their FDA articles. Enjoy!

posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 09:57 PM
I make it a policy to take NOTHING that is not natural for what ails me. I know the FDA is there to assist Big Pharma make a profit. Given that, I trust nothing they approve these days, and only a small number of things from years ago (like aspirin). Even then, I don't take such things unless it gets extreme.

The FDA is sitting firmly in Big Pharma's pocket.

posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 10:15 PM
I hadn't taken any prescription drugs for over 30 years,except for the occasional Tylenol. A few months ago, I was persuaded to try Chantix to quit smoking. By the 2nd week, I couldn't take it anymore. I was so sick and nauseated the whole time, I finally gave up. Then I was told to reduce the dose and gradually up it. After 20-30 min of taking 1/2 pill, I was at the toilet ralphing. I finally decided anything that made me that sick was not worth taking. I was mad at myself for taking it in the first place.

I'm lucky I don't have high blood pressure or high cholesterol, so I don't need to take any pills. I suppose if I did, I'd work on my diet first to fix the problem. I dread the day when I get old and need to take some prescription meds.

[edit on 16-7-2008 by virraszto]

posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 11:32 PM
Adderall is pretty much amphetamines, which are definitely not good for you. I used them a few times only so that I could stay up and study for exams. If you take Adderall don't expect to sleep for at least 6 hours. And I also agree that the FDA is trying to screw us over.

posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 11:37 PM

Originally posted by virraszto
I dread the day when I get old and need to take some prescription meds.

Heh. Plenty of old people don't have to take meds. (In truth, NO ONE does, but we have been brainwashed into thinking we do.) Most of the old people who don't have to...never did take any.

A key thought.

[edit on 7/16/2008 by Amaterasu]

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