Supplement to Petition to the FDA to ban the antidepressant drug nefazadone (SERZONE)

Public Citizen sent a petition to the the FDA in support of banning Serzone, an antidepressant, approved by the FDA in 1994, which has been known to cause liver toxicity and several deaths around the world.  In addition Public Citizen sent a supplement to that petition which you may read online.  They state that Canada, Europe and Scandanavia had banned the drug in 2003.  The article was written in 2003, but to date, Serzone is still on the market in the U.S.  The FDA only made the makers of Serzone, Bristol Myers Squibb Company, place a warning of life-threatening (liver) failure on the drug.

To read the article, Supplement to Petition to the FDA to ban the antidepressant drug nefazadone (SERZONE) (HRG Publication #1681)” by Public Citizen and find the long list of side effects go to: http://www.citizen.org/publications/release.cfm?ID=7288

The FDA publicaly lists any negative reports of drugs online.  You can see the medical reports for Serzone at: www.fda.gov/cder/drug/MedErrors/serzone.pdfLet’s face it, not many people report the adverse reactions of drugs to the FDA, therefore, keep that in mind when reading this list.  Do report any adverse side effect to the FDA.

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