Examinations of claims about various prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

Drugs protect us from harm and save us from illness, but we fear them anyway. Even the most helpful medication can be harmful when taken in large quantities, and drugs also put a fearsome power into the hands of the ill-intentioned. And there's always the occasional "bad" medicine that slips through the checking process and reaches the market anyway.

Red bullet A drug called Progesterex is being used by date rapers to sterilize their victims.

Green bullet Drug products containing PPA (phenylpropanolamine) were pulled from the market due to FDA concerns over a possible connection to strokes.

Green bullet The drug Premarin is produced from the urine of pregnant horses.

Green bullet The price of generic drugs can vary widely from one pharmacy to the next.

Yellow bullet FluMist, a flu vaccine delivered as a nasal mist, poses a greater risk to the public than the flu virus itself.

Red bullet Someone who has taken LSD more than seven times is automatically deemed legally insane.*

Yellow bullet A single dose of Children's Motrin can cause ulcers and gastrointestinal bleeding in children.*

Red bullet Pantene brand shampoo contains an additive that when injected will get the user high.

Green bullet The consumption of poppy seeds used on bagels and muffins can produce positive results on drug screening tests.

Multi-status bullet Drug dealers are selling colored crystal methamphetamine known as "Strawberry Quick."

Yellow bullet Women in childbirth with tattoos on their lower backs shouldn't receive anesthetic via epidural injection.

Yellow bullet E-mail describes consumer's experiencing a loss of smell after using Zicam brand cold remedy.

Green bullet A recall has been issued for store-brand acetaminophen pills manufactured by Perrigo.

Red bullet Cold-fX "feeds" development of hormonal cancers in women.

Multi-colored bullet E-mail describes the death of a woman from blood clots associated with her use of birth control pills.

Green bullet Baby Orajel can cause infants to stop breathing and turn blue.

Yellow bullet Interaction of Motrin and Robitussin causes heart attacks in children.

Red bullet The Gardasil HPV vaccine has been proved to have caused the deaths of 32 women.

Multi-colored bullet Take Aspirin at the first sign of a heart attack, but don't lie down.

White bullet Pharmacist questions prescription for "one pound of mofeen."

Multi-colored bullet Molly is a dangerous recreational drug made from cocaine, crack, ecstasy, meth and bath salt.

Multi-colored bullet Hyland's Teething Tablets have been recalled for causing brain bleeding and seizures in children.

Multi-colored bullet Schoolchildren are boiling shampoo and inhaling the fumes to get high.

White bullet A drug concoction known as krokodil can rot the skin of users who inject it. (Disturbing image warning)

Multi-colored bullet Crest 3D White brand toothpaste can embed plastic balls in users' gums.

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