9 Ways Pharmaceutical Companies Are Poisoning Us Every Day

9. Yaz – Birth Control Pill

This once-a-month contraceptive ring was introduced to the US in 2001, by Dutch pharmaceutical Oragnon (now Merck). Possessing a dual mechanism of action, it quickly became popular among women. It works by releasing low doses of progestin and estrogen over a three week period. This prevents ovulation from occurring. It also limits the penetration of sperm cells. Plus, the fact that it’s only used once a month made it really popular.
9. Yaz – Birth Control Pill

8. Nuvaring –  Contraceptive Ring

Many men fear the drop in testosterone associated with growing older. Some seek medical advice and are told that a better diet and exercise can boost low testosterone levels. Others choose the more convenient method of popping pills or enduring testosterone injections. For the 5% of the male population diagnosed with hypogonadism, drugs like AndroGel, Striant and Axiron have become bathroom cabinet staples. But users have come forward claiming to suffer cardiac arrests, strokes and other heart-related issues, even when they had no history of such illnesses.
8. Nuvaring –  Contraceptive Ring

7. Stryker Rejuvenate – Defective Implants

In many cases, a routine endoscopy is carried out to confirm a diagnosis, and it often goes without a hitch. However, one tool in this routine process has recently developed a very bad reputation.
7. Stryker Rejuvenate – Defective Implants

6. AndroGel – Testosterone Gel

Developed and sold in Europe since 1991, Mirena came Stateside in 2000. It quickly became one of the two hormonal IUDs approved for use in the USA. Manufactured by Bayer Pharmaceuticals, it worked by releasing continuous doses of levonorgesterel to thicken the mucus lining of the uterus. This prevents any sperm that enters from surviving and developing into a fetus.
6. AndroGel – Testosterone Gel

5. Olympus – Endoscope

Administered to combat chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, Zofran has also found off-label use in situations where nausea and vomiting occur. While it may seem like a God-send for pregnant women, they are strongly advised not to use this drug.
5. Olympus – Endoscope

4. Mirena – Birth Control Device

Originally marketed as an oral anticoagulant, Xarelto was cleared for use in treating DVT and pulmonary embolisms. This wonder drug, developed to replace warfarin, has the dangerous side effect of causing uncontrollable bleeding.
4. Mirena – Birth Control Device

3. Zofran – Anit-Nausea and Vomiting Drug

Developed to help treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, Risperdal was also used to reduce aggressive behavior in autistic children. It works by blocking certain dopamine receptors in the brain. Approved by the FDA in 1994, it’s also sold under the name Ivenga.
3. Zofran – Anit-Nausea and Vomiting Drug