[WARNING] Common Drug Increases Death Risk
You wouldn’t amputate your arm because of a hangnail.
And you wouldn’t take our appendix because of a migraine.
The ideas are absurd.
Well, so is this one:
A new drug to treat a non-life-threatening condition could send your risk of dying from heart problems SKYROCKETING.
There’s a huge public outcry to get this drug pulled from the market.
Until then, here’s what you need to do to stay safe.
Gout is a type of arthritis that typically flares up in the big toe.
There’s no doubt that it’s a painful condition, but I’ve never met a single person who’d be willing to risk their life to get rid of the pain.
But if you’re taking the drug febuxostat (brand name Uloric), that’s exactly what you’re doing.
A study published after the drug came to market found that people taking febuxostat had a much higher risk of dying from any cause at all (called all-cause mortality)—with cardiovascular deaths leading the way.
That’s bad enough, but it gets worse.
The FDA actually REJECTED this drug application not once, but twice. Why? Because of the cardiovascular risk seen in the initial clinical trials!
They finally approved febuxostat on the condition that the drug company conduct a post-market trial to evaluate the cardiovascular risks of the drug.
In other words, KNOWING that the drug had heart risks, the FDA gave the green light to turn the thousands of unsuspecting people taking febuxostat into GUINEA PIGS.
And now that the results are in—nearly 10 YEARS after the initial drug approval—we know that febuxostat is just as dangerous as we thought.
The results of this study were published in March, but the FDA has known about the study’s results since at least last November.
And they haven’t done a darn thing about it.
Based on the overwhelming evidence, a nonprofit advocacy group called Public Citizen is putting pressure on the FDA to pull febuxostat from the market.
Their argument is that the serious harms caused by the drug far outweigh any potential benefit.
I’d have to agree with them.
If you’re taking febuxostat for gout, talk to your doctor about alternatives. Your life could depend on it.
To a brighter day,
Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
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