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Below is a compilation from our good friend Dr. Sidney Wolfe of Public Citizen. Any one want to argue he is not a threat? There are literally 100's of his quotes on media sources everywhere. Go to yahoo do a search on ""sidney wolfe" and ibs or lotronex"But consumer advocate Sidney Wolfe, director of Public Citizen's Health Research Group, notes that clinical trials of Lotronex showed it to be barely more effective than a sugar pill. "The drug doesn't have any unique advantage that really overcomes the deaths and injuries it is causing," says Wolfe, whose group had asked the FDA to ban Lotronex. "This drug should never have been approved." ``Hopefully the FDA will learn something from this,'' said Dr. Sidney Wolfe of the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen, who has urged a ban for months. ``They're saying, 'Let's bend over backwards and give the drug a chance.' They wind up causing deaths and injuries that clearly would have been prevented'' by stopping sales. But Dr. Sidney Wolfe of the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen again petitioned the FDA Monday to ban Lotronex. "Why continue to endanger the health and lives of tens of thousands of people ... until a 'sufficient' number of hospitalizations and further deaths occur for you to finally take action?" he wrote FDA Commissioner Jane Henney. We do think this drug should come off the market, and will file a petition to get it off,'' said Dr. Sidney Wolfe of the group Public CitizenA consumer advocacy group called the move insufficient, saying Lotronex offers only modest relief for a disease that doesn't kill, so women shouldn't chance a life-threatening side effect."The risks clearly outweigh the benefits," he says. But Dr. Sidney Wolfe of the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen again petitioned the FDA Monday to ban Lotronex.Dr. Sidney Wolfe of the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen, which had urged the drug's ban for months. Lotronex is not very effective, and FDA ignored early warning signs of trouble, first in clinical trials and then when hospitalizations began last spring, he saidThese new warnings are not enough, says the group Public citizen, which is organizing a petition to get Lotronex off the market. Dr. Sidney Wolfe, director of Public Citizen's Health Research Group, says that Lotronex "converts a relatively benign disease into a life-threatening situation".The red flag was up very high and early on this one, and unfortunatelythe FDA and the company did not pay attention," said Sidney Wolfe of the consumer group Public Citizen, which had petitioned for the removal of Lotronex. "When problems began to appear they adopted a fatally flawed risk management strategy, which kept the drug on the market longer than it should have," he said. "The FDA was bending over backwards to keep it available, when they should have been pushing hard to get it removed."
 
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