The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has finally decided it may be time to study another minor side effect of many drugs - Suicide. After decades of ignoring problems the FDA has started requiring drug manufacturers to study whether patients become suicidal during drug clinical trials.
Following the discovery four years ago that antidepressants for children caused suicide the agency finally began to notice that drugs for obesity, acne, high colesterol, heartburn, insomnia and many other conditions also had this little problem. One of the most recent drugs to be caught with this side effect is Chantix which is used to stop smoking. Unfortunately these problems are noticed after the drug has been approved by the FDA and used by millions of people. Lives continue to be lost because of the rush to make money money by drug manufacturers and the ineffectiveness of the FDA to protect Americans.
What's sad and ironic is that these are the folks who don't want you to have the freedom to choose complementary and alternative medicine because it's too dangerous!