Posted by rvanson on December 5, 2004, at 22:52:24
In reply to Re: Discontinued meds, posted by ed_uk on December 5, 2004, at 15:37:26
Absolutely, but it wont happen here in the USA.:(
Our FDA has way too much power and control over the medications that are allowed in other countries and those allowed here.
Merital had been used sucessfully in Europe for a number of years before being released in the USA, but it was quickly squashed by Eli Lilly and other drug makers worldwide, on the pretence of a very few cases of illness that resulted in death.
This med had a very tolerable side-effect profile with few cases of sexual dysfunction reported.
> Do you think that discontinued meds such as nomifensine should still be available for people who are resistant to other treatment???
> Perhaps the patient and prescriber should be made to register with a monitoring service to continuously monitor the safety of the drug ie. a bit like the Clozaril monitoring Service that we have in the UK.