The article, Bitter Pill, first published by the Chicago Tribune,
chronicles how one family copes with the side effects of Amiodarone and how
the drug company, Wyeth, reacts.
It’s a must read. Please click on the PDF link here: Bitter Pill
This is one of the marketing tools Wyeth used to convince doctors that Amiodarone should be used as a drug of first choice. That position is in direct conflict with the FDA which states that Amiodarone is a drug of last resort. The FDA states further that the drug is approved only for ventricular fibrillation and NOT for atrial fibrillation. The booklet is available here in PDF format: Wyeth’s Amiodarone Booklet 28p
Pfizer Medication Guide to Cordarone
To view the guide click here.