Women Alert to Harmful Drugs
Long before the term “snake oil” became synonymous in this country with fraudulent health care products, charlatans began exploiting the unique health care needs of women. You might think that a lot has changed since traveling “doctors” and their shills hawked miracle cures for everything from cancer to what were called “female complaints.”
In truth, a long line of harmful drugs and medical devices have been – and continue to be – sold to unsuspecting women. For all those grandmas, moms, daughters, sisters and friends out there, you should click here to learn more.
Here are several statistics you may find interesting:
- Eight of the 10 drugs pulled from the U.S. market from 1997 to 2001 posed a greater health risk for women than men
- $896 million: That’s what Pfizer, the world’s largest drug maker, has paid so far to resolve lawsuits claiming that its hormone replacement drugs cause breast cancer
- 0% Fault: A 2008 Supreme Court ruling held that the makers of FDA-approved medical devices can’t be held responsible for injuries, even if their product is defective and later recalled.
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