By David Mittleman

Heart Drug Recalled Over Patients’ Complaints of Chest Pains

For years Dr. Harry Lever, a cardiologist, had warned his patients about the generic heart drug Toprol XL. Many of his patients complained about chest pains and other symptoms while taking the drug, but as soon as he switched them from Toprol XL to another heart drug, their symptoms were relieved. Dr. Lever, propelled by the many complaints of his patients, decided to draw the attention of the FDA by writing a letter to the agency and later traveling to Washington DC to stand in front of Congress. …read more