L a review of Prescribe has pointed the finger marks of drugs covering several treatments are very different, potentially confusing, and has published, as every year, a list of 90 drugs “to depart”.
The magazine Prescribe has pointed the finger marks of drugs covering several treatments are very different, potentially confusing, and has published, as every year, a list of 90 drugs “to depart”. in Prescribe, an independent monthly written and proofread by a team of dozens of doctors and pharmacists, lamented, “the principle trade” of what he called the “ranges of umbrellas”.
Actifed, Advil, Clarix, Fervex…
This “is to sell under a brand name common, in a variety of specialties containing different active materials, exposing them to different risks”, have written to the practitioners in the February issue. They cite eight, including some very well-known thanks to the advertising : Actifed, Advil, Clarix, Doli, Fervex, Fluimucil, Humex, Vicks.
“This marketing strategy, based on the recognition of a brand, exposes to confusion between the drugs and the ignorance of some risks, such as drug-drug interactions. The risks of error are compounded by the similarities between specialties, with focus in large and bold for the brand,” according to Prescribe.
Always allowed in France
The review presents also a list of 90 “in flagrant cases of drugs more dangerous than useful”, yet allowed in France or in the european Union. in Prescribe range in this category of treatments with “old” still available for sale despite the arrival of more efficient competition, or “recent” and which are less good than those already on the market, or even downright “ineffective”. They are classified by specialty, oncology, or cardiology and smoking cessation or weight loss, passing by the diabetes educator or the painkillers.
And, for example, “there are no drugs to lose weight in a sustainable manner and without risk”, which makes it undesirable to those on the market, slice Prescribe. Some are designated as particularly dangerous, and the Defitelio, antithrombotic, which “sets out to hemorrhage life-threatening”, or antitumor of which “exposes them to many adverse effects, often severe and affecting many vital functions, hastening the death of many patients”.
The full list below (from page 137) :
The list of 90 drugs ‘more dangerous than useful” by midilibre34 on Scribd