Anemia drugs made billions, but at what cost?

 

Bill O’Leary/WASHINGTON POST – Sherry Lenox’s husband died hours after taking an anemia drug , although cancer was the official cause.

By , Published: July 19

On the day Jim Lenox got his last injection, the frail 54-year-old cancer patient was waiting to be discharged from the Baltimore Washington Medical Center. He’d put on his black leather coat. Then a nurse said he needed another dose of anemia drugs. (more…)

Deadly anemia drugs like Procrit made billions – FDA kept their dangers a secret to protect pharma profits

The agencies and bureaucracies of our Leviathan government were created for our own good, we are constantly told, which is also the excuse we’re given anytime a group of lawmakers or citizens calls for any of them to be dismantled.

That excuse may no longer hold water for the Food and Drug Administration which, according to a recent Washington Post report, could have some liability in covering for a drug that a growing body of research says is dangerous and deadly. (more…)