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.





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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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Drug dealers are selling colored crystal methamphetamine known as Strawberry Quick.”


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


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


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


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Cold-fX “feeds” development of hormonal cancers in women.


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


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


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Interaction of
Motrin and Robitussin causes heart attacks in children.


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


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Take
Aspirin at the first sign of a heart attack, but don’t lie down.


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Pharmacist questions prescription for “one pound of
mofeen.”


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


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Hyland’s Teething Tablets have been recalled for causing brain bleeding and seizures in children.


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Schoolchildren are boiling
shampoo and inhaling the fumes to get high.


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


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Crest
3D White brand toothpaste can embed plastic balls in users’ gums.