How can a handful of antibiotics ruin one's life? Cheri Fakes, found out when she took 5 Levaquin pills and spent the next 6 years in a wheelchair. In this 9 minute clip from CERTAIN ADVERSE EVENTS, Cheri describes the ordeal she faced after being prescribed a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. Baltimore pharmacists Brian Sanderoff and Ray Hinish question the FDA's response to the public during a live broadcast of their WCBM radio show. Public Citizen's Sidney M. Wolfe, M.D. and litigator Michael Kirkpatrick, discuss why they sued the FDA and explain the 'black box' warning now mandated for fluoroquinolones. Brian Wolfman, also of Public Citizen, says it takes years of 'adverse event' reporting by the public to get proper safety warnings on drugs.
"Certain Adverse Events" can be seen on YouTube in six parts: www.youtube.com/user/CertainAdverseEvents/videos