Silver & Silver’s 2019 List of Unsafe Medications and Appliances -

Auto Defects

  • Ford Models faulty airbags
  • Volkswagen faulty anti-lock brake
  • GM faulty ignition switches
  • Hyundai/Kia engine fires

Household Products

  • Lithium-Ion batteries that cause fires
  • Pressure Cookers causing burns
  • Roundup (weed killer chemical) causing cancer
  • Talcum Power causing ovarian cancer

Medical Devices

  • 3M Combat Arms Earplugs causing hearing problems
  • Allergan Textured Breast Implants causing blood cancer
  • CoaguChek Test Strips – inaccurate readings leading to stroke, clots, heart attack
  • Hernia Mesh/Physiomesh/Vaginal Mesh problems
  • Diabetes medicine causing pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer
  • JUUL/E-Cigarettes causing lung injury
  • Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants causing fractures and poisoning
  • Paragard IUD causing injuries
  • Surgical Staplers causing bleeding and infections

Dangerous Drugs

NOTE:  Before stopping any medication you should seek medical advice.

  • Onglyza (Saxagliptin): type 2 diabetes medication, may cause an increased risk of enlarged pancreas or pancreatic cancer
  • Uloric (Febuxostat): gout medication, may cause increased risk of death
  • Xeljanz (Tofacitinib): rheumatoid arthritis medication, may cause blood clots and death
  • Zantac (Ranitidine): heartburn medication, manufacturers recalled due to possible link to bladder, colon, kidney, rectal, stomach, and other cancers
  • Risperdal (Risperidone): mental health medication, may cause male breast enlargement