The Quinolone Vigilance Foundation is pleased to announce that we have filed our Articles of Incorporation and effective today, became Incorporated
This organization is in the process of coming together to form a non-profit charitable foundation. We are seeking a not for profit status from the Federal Government soon. We are not a non-profit entity at this time.
Quinolones (fluoroquinolones) are a class of antibiotics that are currently one of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics in the world, given out in hundreds, if not thousands, of prescriptions daily. They are very powerful medications prescribed to treat a wide variety of infections but were never meant to be used as a first line of defense against routine infections, which is how they are often prescribed today. Like all antibiotics, quinolones, have the ability to cause side effects. However, what differentiates this class of antibiotics from others is that quinolones can cause severe adverse reactions that can disable the healthiest of individuals creating long lasting injuries. Reactions can occur from doses as small as one pill. Insidiously, for some, these reactions can occur weeks, months and or longer after taking the antibiotic. Often the victims do not know what has befallen them, not suspecting that these drugs could be the cause, because time separates cause and effect. Additionally, these drugs create symptoms that can present themselves in a puzzling array and that can mimic other medical conditions confounding patients and medical personnel. Compounding the problem, the medical community is woefully ignorant to their side effects and the long term damages making the suffering endured by these drugs greatly increased.
Approximately half of the quinolones that were once on the market have now been removed from clinical practice due to their severe toxicities. Although warnings and cautionary information exists for these drugs, it is not enough. An untold number of people are now living with devastating disabilities because they were not properly informed of the risks. Before anyone takes this class of antibiotics they should have the right to know that they can cause irreversible damage and delayed toxicity. Consumers need to be afforded the right of informed consent and better disclosure of the risks involved.
The Quinolone Vigilance Foundation is being formed to stimulate and fund research in the area of fluoroquinolone & quinolone toxicity.
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