One-Third of All Prescription Drugs Still Contain Toxic Ingredient Despite Black Box Warnings

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One third of all the drugs that doctors write prescriptions for in treating common maladies, especially infections of any kind where antibiotics are so routinely prescribed, contain a toxic ingredient that has unusual and debilitating side effects.

A 2013 lawsuit prompted the FDA to issue black box warnings, but physicians are still prescribing these deadly drugs. Two compounds will be mentioned often in this report: fluoroquinolone and quinolone. Fluoroquinolone is a quinolone antibiotic with an added fluoride atom. 


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