Medicines to avoid, according to Préscrire


Préscrire, an independent medical journal, has published a list of 105 medicines that it believes people should avoid.

The list includes drugs which have side effects that greatly outweigh the benefits of the drugs.  The report is also part of a campaign to encourage people to take less drugs.

The journal says that the drugs on the list can cause “death, hospitalisation or serious or very embarrassing, largely preventable adverse effects”.

For the full list, click here.