Half of all medicines sold in France are useless or even harmful says a report by two top medical specialists. They blame the lucrative pharmaceuticals industry for keeping superfluous drugs on the market.
If you have taken Mediator, a drug for diabetes which was withdrawn last year you are advised to talk with your Doctor. A smoking cure called Zyban, a contraceptive pill called Third Generation [ I think we are mostly in the hormone replacement group!] and a medicine called Requip for Parkinson's disease. This is now known to affect your sex drive. I have seen a report in England saying that every one over 50 should take tablets for cholesterol, whatever their clinical histories.You pays your money and your Doctor makes the choice ...and you hope for the best.