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The Need for Greed

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



Wyeth’s Publication

Last to First-Line  Antiarrhythmic Therapy

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.

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  1. Susan Redden says

    8 years ago I went to a new cardioligist who decide I have atrial fibrilation even though i had irregular heart beat as a child. I took the medicine annd ended up in hospital with liver failure and heart failure

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