In Pictures: Medical Flops Of The Decade

This series by Forbes is well worth a look to get a quick rerun of spectacular medical disasters that have occurred  since the turn of the century.

In Pictures: Medical Flops Of The Decade

 

Medical Flops Of The Decade from Forbes

Drug and medical device companies have slowly chipped away at diseases like cancer and heart disease with treatments that can extend lives and help patients feel better. But medical progress is a bumpy road, and Murphy’s Law applies. The number of new medicines introduced each year, for instance, has been constant for decades, despite vast increases in research spending. Many medicines and devices that initially seem promising turn out to be dangerous to use, or far less effective than hoped. Here’s a look at some hyped products that never made it to the market, proved to be commercial flops or were recalled due to safety problems.

much more via In Pictures: Medical Flops Of The Decade – Medical Flops Of The Decade – Forbes.com.

here is the link to the accompanying article via Forbes.com

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