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FDA Official Recommends Antibiotic Withdrawal

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The 2004 approval of the antibiotic Ketek, is a “mistake,” according to FDA safety official Dr. David Graham. Graham suggested immediate withdrawal of the controversial antibiotic, citing its toxicity and lack of adequate safety research. Over five million prescriptions have been written for Ketek, which has been linked to reports of liver damage, blurred vision, loss of consciousness, and death.