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Wed Feb 6, 2013, 09:38 PM


One Thousand Lives A Month (60 Minutes)


This is the story of a drug that was on the market for 14 years and may have contributed to the deaths of thousands of patients. Trasylol, made by Bayer, is given in the operating room to control bleeding. It was a big money maker.

As correspondent Scott Pelley reports, Bayer marketed Trasylol aggressively until it was used in about one third of all cardiac bypass operations in America.

But then, in 2006, a study showed widespread death associated with Trasylol, and as it turns out there was concern long before that.

How much did Bayer know? And why did it take Bayer and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration nearly two years to take the drug off the market after major studies revealed the danger? Two years - during which it's estimated Trasylol was contributing to the loss of one thousand lives a month.

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Response to 2on2u (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 10:30 PM

1. Meanwhile, pot is still schedule I

The FDA has no interest in serving the American public.

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Response to mwrguy (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 06:07 AM

2. Think about those numbers.... 1000 a month, $1000 vs $50 dollars.... if you only add


that up it comes to a very large sum of money added to healthcare costs... the other two generic or perhaps not drugs were equally capable of doing the job. This is a sad state of affairs and it proves once again that powerful people who have shareholders to answer to and mansions to keep up will do whatever is necessary to make the numbers come out the way they need to.

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 06:09 AM

4. Nice to see you IBTL this morning HPD..... n/t


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