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[Some of the 120,000 deaths (USA only) under Allopathy every year, plus those killed by cancer and AIDS chemotherapy (see: AZT, Viramune (nevirapine). Vaccine deaths are here.]

See: Suicide    Vaccine deaths


[2014 Dec] 14 Arrested In Deadly Meningitis Outbreak Linked To Framingham Pharmacy  Tainted steroids manufactured by the pharmacy were blamed for a 2012 outbreak that killed 64 people. About 750 people in 20 states developed meningitis or other infections after receiving the contaminated steroids. Michigan, Tennessee and Indiana were the hardest-hit states.

[2012] My happy son killed himself after taking the 'wonder cure' for acne: Warning from father of talented musician who was prescribed Roaccutane before committing suicide

[2013 Feb] Over-the-Counter NSAID Kills, But Docs & Regulators Ignore Evidence by Heidi Stevenson

[2012 Aug] 211 people died in six months during clinical trials in India

[2007] NEUROEXCITATORY ACTIONS OF TAMIFLU AND ITS CARBOXYLATE METABOLITE  70 deaths and more than 100 cases of abnormal behaviors have been reported associated with Tamiflu use in Japan, with special attention to cases involving children and adolescents. Serious effects include sudden deaths in toddlers and altered behaviors, including suicide, in teenagers.

Matthew Smith would be fresh out of college and beginning his career now, if he hadn’t died as a 14-year-old boy from “long term use of methylphenidate” (Ritalin) as stated on his death certificate. Matthew’s parents had never wanted him to take Ritalin. When Matthew was only 7 years old, school officials told his parents that Matthew had ADHD. The school threatened that if Matthew, a healthy active boy, was not put on Ritalin, they would contact Social Service Child Protective Services. School authorities claimed his parents could be charged with neglecting Matthew’s educational and emotional needs. His parents did not want Matthew on drugs and saw nothing abnormal about his behavior. But they felt helpless to the school’s authority. Matthew’s parents did what millions of parents in the U.S. have done. They complied under duress. Now their beautiful, creative son is dead. The monster won. For seven years, Matthew’s parents paid the monster to poison their child. Now they can’t pay anyone to bring him back. HOW THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY IS PREYING ON OUR CHILDREN by K.L. Carlson, M.B.A.

Stephanie Hall would be a young woman now, maybe a mother, if she hadn’t died in her sleep from a massive cardiac arrest six days before her twelfth birthday. She had been in first grade less than one month when her teacher told Stephanie’s mom she thought the little girl had Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Stephanie’s concerned parents took the perfectly healthy child to a physician and everything was found to be normal. But because the teacher had already labeled the child with ADD, the physician wrote a prescription for Ritalin. Poor Stephanie was too young to make her parents understand how ill the drug made her feel. It began with headaches and over the years led to hallucinations. Her heart disease was a silent side effect of the drug. Her parents paid the monster for six years to poison and terrorize their daughter. Even when Stephanie began to suffer hallucinations from the mind-altering drug, the answer was always to increase the dosage. No one considered the drug as the cause of Stephanie’s problems. Now Stephanie has no problems and her parents live with the loss. HOW THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY IS PREYING ON OUR CHILDREN by K.L. Carlson, M.B.A.

Salbutamol "In the 1960s, an increase in asthma deaths in Britain coincided with the increase in sales of isoprenaline inhalers. The circumstantial evidence implicated the high-strength isoprenaline (known as isoprenaline-forte) used in the inhalers. There was also evidence that some patients had used it more frequently despite worsening asthma, although the exact cause of the deaths remains unknown."

Raptiva deaths have been reported by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency, the FDA's counterpart for the EU (European Union). The Raptiva deaths were apparently due to PML (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy), a devastating and rare brain infection.

[2011 Aug] Pfizer pays out to Nigerian families of meningitis drug trial victims  Pfizer was sued after 11 children died in a clinical trial.....A hundred children were given an experimental oral antibiotic called Trovan, while a further hundred received ceftriaxone, the "gold-standard" treatment of modern medicine.   Five children died on Trovan and six on ceftriaxone.

[2008 Oct] One in 300 NHS patients killed  by avoidable blunders, warns Richard Branson in call for new safeguards

[2007 UK] Blunders in hospitals are linked to 90,000 patient deaths a year

[2010 Nov] Errors kill 15,000 aged patients a month: study

[2010 March] Health warning over statin taken by millions  an analysis of clinical trial data in America has found that high doses can cause muscle damage and a rare condition which induces kidney problems and may be fatal.

[2009 Nov] South Korean Teenager Jumps From Apartment Window After Taking Tamiflu

[2009 May] Drugmakers May Limit Doses, Add Warnings for Tylenol  Acetaminophen overdose was linked to 458 deaths and 26,000 hospitalizations annually from 1990 to 2001

[2009 April] Pfizer to pay £50m after deaths of Nigerian children in drug trial experiment Eleven of the children died and many more, it is alleged, later suffered serious side-effects ranging from organ failure to brain damage.

[2009 March] Hundreds of deaths linked to schizophrenia drug clozapine   Fifty people die each year and hundreds more suffer serious side-effects as the result of taking powerful tranquillisers prescribed by the NHS....Data from the medicine watchdog’s own reporting scheme suggests that clozapine, a drug taken by schizophrenia patients, has been linked to 950 deaths since being licensed in 1990 — equivalent to nearly one fatality a week.

[2009 Feb Minocin] Teen dies after taking acne pills

[Feb 2008] 22,000 died amid delayed Bayer drug recall: doctor Dr. Dennis Mangano, the study's researcher, said during the program that 22,000 lives could have been saved if Trasylol had been taken off the market when he first published his study in January 2006

[Nov 2007 Tamiflu] FDA seeks warnings on flu vaccines Twenty-five patients under age 21 have died while taking the drug, most of them in Japan. Five deaths resulted from children "falling from windows or balconies or running into traffic."


Children's Deaths Caused from ADD & ADHD Drugs

[June 2006] Common asthma inhalers cause up to 80 percent of asthma-related deaths,

[2005] Alarming deaths of Tamiflu patients - FDA to investigate  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating the deaths of 12 children in Japan who took Roche's flu-fighting drug Tamiflu.  The FDA said the 12 deaths it was reviewing included one suicide, four cases of sudden death and four cases of cardiac arrest. There also were single cases of pneumonia, asphyxiation and acute pancreatitis......It seems the most alarming psychiatric events included two cases in which a 12-year-old and a 13-year-old jumped out of the second-floor windows of their homes after receiving two doses of Tamiflu.

[Media Sept 2005] Acne drug blamed for son's death

[Media Feb 2005] 20 international reports of sudden death in patients taking ADDERALL

[Media Oct 21, 2004 Roaccutane] Student's suicide linked to acne drug

[Media Nov 5, 2004 Venlaflaxine] Girl died after taking one pill for depression

[Media Japan 2002] Parents sue Kowa over drug death of woman with cold

[Media Nov 2002] PAIN KILLERS Toni, 17, dies from taking too many paracetamol

[Media Aug 2001] Cures That Kill (Baycol)

[Media 2001 Benzodiazepines] Drug 'killing more than heroin'  In Scotland in 1998 - the most recent figures available - 114 people died from heroin and morphine overdoses. But 151 died from taking benzodiazepines.  In England and Wales between 1990 and 1996, 1,623 people overdosed on heroin, morphine and other opiates while 1,810 died from benzodiazepines.

[Media aug 2001] Drug scientists 'put profits before lives' (cancer vaccine & anti-cholesterol drug Baycol)

Haldol (antipsychotic), Effexor & Wellbutrin(antidepressants) linked to mother drowning her 5 children

[Media UK, 1996] Meningitis clusters linked to antibiotics

[Media, Pill--death] A bitter pill to swallow (Femodene)

[Media 97 Pill--death] Caroline was just 14 when a family planning clinic put her on the pill (Femodene)

[Media 1996 Steroid-chickenpox death] Parents sue over stress of death (prednisolone)

Eleven deaths among UK Vioxx users

[Media--drugs] How a New Policy Led to Seven Deadly Drugs
[Media--drugs] Serzone: Company hasn't published study of effect on children.
[Media--drugs] REZULIN: Fast-Track Approval and a Slow Withdrawal
[Media--drugs] RELENZA: Official Asks If One Day Less of Flu Is Worth It
[Media--drugs] REDUX:  Unheeded Warnings on Lethal Diet Pill
[Media--drugs] RAXAR:Warning on Label Omits Deaths
[Media--drugs] DURACT: Painkiller Posed Risk of Damage to Liver
[Media--drugs] LOTRONEX: Officer Foresaw Deadly Effects
[Media--drugs] PROPULSID: A Heartburn Drug, Now Linked to Children's Deaths
[Media--drugs] POSICOR: 143 Sudden Deaths Did Not Stop Approval

[Media] Suicides linked with acne drug (roaccutane)

[Media] Father fights acne drug firm after’ son’s suicide (Roaccutane)

Asthma steroid can kill