Prescription & Over-the-Counter Drugs 
Accutane
Inflammatory Bowel Disease

ACTOS, ACTOplus met, ACTOplus metXR, Duetact
Bladder Cancer

Avandia 
Heart Attack
Congestive Heart Failure
Ischemic Stroke
Sudden Cardiac Death

Bisphosphonates (Fosamax, Zometa, Aredia, and others)
Jaw Osteonecrosis
Long Bone Fractures
Esophageal Cancer

Crestor
Rhabdomyolysis
Kidney Failure
Congestive Heart Failure
Necrotizing Myopathy
Cardiomyopathy
Sudden Cardiac Death

Darvon & Darvocet
Sudden Cardiac Death
Arrhythmia

Diflucan
Birth Defects



Yaz, Yasmin & Ocella
Use: Birth control pills for contraception and PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder)

Defect: Failure to warn of increased risks due to unique progestin

Harm: Blood clots, DVT, strokes, heart attacks, pulmonary emboli, gallbladder disease, and sudden cardiac death.
ACTOS, 
ACTOplus met,
ACTOplus met XR, Duetact
Use: Lowers blood sugar levels and helps patients with diabetes use insulin more efficiently

Defect:  Provides limited benefits and substantial risks to patients

Harm:  Bladder cancer
Gadolinium-Based MRI Contrast Agents
Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis

Propecia
Sexual Dysfunction
Male Breast Cancer

Propofol
Heart Failure
Respiratory Failure
Death

Raptiva & Rituxan
Neurological disease

Seroquel & Zyprexa
Hyperglycemia

SSRI Antidepressants (Paxil, Celexa, Effexor, Lexapro,, Pristiq, Prozac, Zoloft)
Birth Defects
Pulmonary Hypertension

Topamax
Birth Defects
Cleft Palate

Trasylol (Aprotinin)
Kidney Failure

Yaz, Yasmin & Ocella
Blood Clots
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Gallbladder Diseas
Pulmonary Emboli
Stroke
Sudden Cardiac Death

Zocor
Rhabdomyolysis
Kidney Failure
NuvaRing
Contraceptive Device
Use: Contraceptive ring inserted vaginally and left in place for three weeks at a time.

Defect:  Fails to deliver uniform levels of hormones

Harm: Blood clots, DVT, strokes, heart attacks, pulmonary emboli, and sudden cardiac death.


Metal-On-Metal Hip & Knee Implants
Use: Hip and knee implant devices used in joint reconstruction and manufactured by DePuy, Zimmer, Stryker, and others.

Defect: Breakdown of metallic surfaces and abnormal wear

Harm: Premature device failure; elevated cobalt and chromium in blood causing metallosis and pseudo-tumor formation

Medical Equipment & Implanted Devices
Bard Composix Kugel Hernia Mesh
Bowel Injury and Fistula Formation

Knee Implants (DePuy, Stryker, Zimmer, and others)
Device Failure
Inflammatory Response

Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants (DePuy, Zimmer, Stryker, and others)
Device Failure and Loosening
Inflammatory Response
Metallosis

NuvaRing Contraceptive Device
Blood Clots
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Pulmonary Emboli
Stroke
Sudden Cardiac Death

Post-Operative Disposable Pain Pumps
Chondrolysis (Cartilage Destruction)

Transvaginal Mesh Bladder Slings & TVT Tape (Bard, Johnson & Johnson, Mentor, Boston Scientific, AMS, and others)
Tissue Erosion
Device Failure
SSRI
Antidepressants
Use: Taken by pregnant women for depression

Defect: Failure to warn of risks to fetus during first trimester

Harm: Numerous birth defects and developmental disorders





Osteoporosis Drugs
Use: Strengthen bones that are weakened due to osteoporosis, osteopenia, Paget's disease, or boen metastases

Defect: Impairs body's ability to repair damage to bones, especially leg and jaw bones

Harm: Femur fractures, jaw osteonecrosis, and possibly esophageal cancer