Pfizer’s blockbuster drug Lyrica has been linked to deteriorating brain health since a landmark study in 2009…one cause of the skyrocketing Alzheimer’s epidemic?
The landmark study was published in 2009 in the peer-reviewed journal Cell, yet stillnothing has been done by the FDA. Patients continue to be left in the dark about the potential brain damage occurring. And this is just one of many noted side effects of the popular drug.
Quote from the article:
“The [study] researchers in the above study try to downplay the serious nature of the drugs by saying “adult neurons don’t form many new synapses.” That is simply not true. The new science is showing that brain health during aging relies on the formation of new synapses. Even these researchers managed to question the common use of these medications in pregnant women. How is a fetus supposed to make new nerve cells when the mother is taking a drug that blocks them?
These are the kind of situations the FDA should be all over. As usual, the FDA is sitting around pondering a suicide warning for Lyrica while its off-label uses include bipolar disorder and migraine headaches. The FDA is likely to twiddle its thumbs for the next decade on the brain damage issue. Consumer beware.”
Read the 2009 study here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2791798