Zantac—a drug considered safe for decades—may carry previously-undisclosed cancer risks from the carcinogen N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA).
Janssen Pharmaceuticals is facing lawsuits over the link between Elmiron (pentosan polysulfate sodium), a drug used to treat Interstitial Cystitis (also known as Painful Bladder Syndrome) and a dangerous eye condition known as Retinal Maculopathy.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the weight-loss medication Belviq (lorcaserin) may increase the risk of cancer. A five-year study found a higher incidence of lung, pancreatic, colorectal, and other cancers in patients who took Belviq
The drug Valsartan, prescribed to help those with high blood pressure and heart failure has been found to contain cancer-causing carcinogens and may cause liver damage.
Abilify is used to treat depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. But evidence suggests that the drug may cause compulsive behaviors like gambling.
Merck & Co. faces lawsuits over its shingles vaccine Zostavax, which plaintiffs allege may cause severe side effects like blindness and paralysis.
TDF HIV Drugs
Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) drugs like Viread, Atripla, Complera, and Truvada are allegedly linked to an increased risk of kidney disease and bone fractures.
Tasigna (nilotinib), a drug that treats chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML), may be linked to dangerous complications, like blocked arteries, stroke, and even death.
Testosterone therapy was allegedly marketed to men who suffer from "Low T," a vague condition that may have little scientific basis.
Onglyza is linked to an increased risk of heart failure, heart attack, cardiovascular injury, and even death.
The diabetes drug Invokana has been linked to diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), kidney problems, pancreatitis, cardiovascular risks, and bone fractures.
Type 2 diabetes drug Byetta is linked to an increased risk of pancreatic cancer in patients, but the drug's label does not warn about this side effect.