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The Cult of Personaility

The cult of personality is not limited to public figures on the world stage. I do not get particularly upset by these leaders and consider them an inevitable hazard of internet community politics. As the saying goes, “You can’t have a picnic without ants.” Just remember, sometimes those who rise to power in an internet community would never be able to rise to power in “real life” and for good reason.

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Melinta Therapeutics continues its aggressive promotion of the new fluoroquinolone delafloxacin, marketed under the brand name Baxdela.

Melinta is touting Baxela as being robust and safe with no cases of C. difficile diarrhea or Baxdela-related cases of tendinitis or tendon rupture, peripheral neuropathy or myopathy found in the phase three trials, undoubtedly company sponsored.

With the rise of superbugs and the current worldwide formulary of available antibiotics limited, the field of anti-infectives is ripe and willing to accept all newcomers, it is unfortunate that one of those newcomers has to be a fluoroquinolone.

As Baxdela proceeds through phase 3 trials with glowing reviews it appears that, unfortunately, we will have to prepare for those unfortunate souls in the future who will fall prey to FQAD. Since their inception, over half of the officially released FQ's have been taken off of the market due to adverse events, and all the remaining have the propensity to cause horrific adverse events. It is my opinion, since Baxdela is undoubtedly based off of the quinoline pharmacophore, it will have the same propensity for adverse events.

In an Ironic twist, they still put the safety caveat on Baxdela: "IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: WARNING: SERIOUS ADVERSE REACTIONS INCLUDING TENDINITIS, TENDON RUPTURE, PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY, CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM EFFECTS, AND EXACERBATION OF MYASTHENIA GRAVIS Discontinue Baxdela immediately and avoid the use of fluoroquinolones, including Baxdela, in patients who experience any of these serious adverse reactions." What they don't tell anyone is, once a patient experiences one of these adverse events, stopping the medication will not undue the damage already done.

Baxdella was one of six new quinolones that are in development that I wrote about in July of this year.
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To my most ardent critic in the medical profession, you know who you are, who calls my claims of the fluoroquinolones as being chemotherapy (anti-cancer or anti-tumor), "sensationalism" and "pure speculation", here are some links for your edification:

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27780143

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26902121

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26947806

I could post many more, but these should be enough to defend my position. I know that it is cliché, but knowledge is power. Here's a thought, instead of criticizing, why not use critical thinking instead and look at the merits of the argument despite your presuppositions.

When researchers from within your own field have already developed an anti-cancer quinolone, based off of Levaquin scaffold as I recall, and that product is currently on the market, your argument becomes untenable and reduced to baseless criticism.

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Don’t Get Lost

If you are not careful, you run the risk of believing that deliverance from your toxicity is entirely dependent on sources outside of yourself.

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A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Some in society argue its existence is necessary, saying it’s power is needed to defeat an even more powerful enemy. But with great power comes great potential for damage; And when the cure becomes the disease, we have truly created a monster of epic proportions.

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A Twist of Fate

It just so happens that serious adverse drug reactions are not rare at all, we just choose to stick our heads in the sand and ignore the statistics which are there for all to see. We assume that things like this always happen to the “other guy” and never to us.

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What is a Delayed Adverse Reaction?

If the patient never connects the dots he/she may never uncover what the root cause of his/her mysterious illness is, or are given a default diagnosis that is a “catch all” for the medical community. Considering the day and age that we live in, it is one of the greatest medical travesties, that is of monumental proportions, that is continually being perpetrated on innocent individuals.

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Recalls and Congressional Hearings

Toyota recalls millions of cars and has to appear before congressional hearings because of the possibility that a defect cause 275 crashes and 18 deaths over 11 years, and the fluoroquinolones antibiotics have caused, at the very least, 163,329 ADR’s and 3,124 deaths, and no hearings, no outcry, no acknowledgement from the medical community?

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A Story of Hope…

We need to know that recovery from fluoroquinolone toxicity is possible, if not very likely, even for the seriously impacted. Whatever plan you choose for your recovery you must remember that a big part of that recovery is hope.