According to several news sources, the makers of the drug “Lotronex” are pulling it from the market due to it’s deadly side effects.
According to ABC News, “Lotronex can cause severe side effects, including a life-threatening intestinal inflammation called ischemic colitis, and constipation so severe that some patients needed parts of their intestines surgically removed.”
The maker of the drug stated that Lotronex is “no more risky than some other big-selling medicines,” according to the reports. With an estimated 98,000 people dying each year in the U.S. from medical error, that should come as no surprise to anyone.
Lots of links…
ABC News: Lotronex Off Market – Company Will No Longer Sell Irritable Bowel Syndrome Drug
Nando Media: Irritable bowel syndrome drug Lotronex pulled
Yahoo News: Lotronex Pulled From Market
MSNBC: Glaxo pulls controversial bowel drug
Planet Chiropractic: Drug Found Effective But Side Effects Include Death
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