When doctors say things like, “I’ve prescribed fluoroquinolone antibiotics to hundreds of patients and I’ve never seen problems like yours. It’s a good drug with an excellent safety record.” it really irks me. It irks me for the nine reasons listed, but the one that irks me most is that it’s so illogical. Doing things wrong repeatedly does not make them right. Thousands of prescriptions for Vioxx, Thalidomide and DES were written before they were taken off the market or restricted. I’m sure that the doctors who wrote those prescriptions thought that the drugs that they were prescribing were perfectly safe. They weren’t. Fluoroquinolones are not safe either. Lack of recognition of the severe adverse effects does not make them safe – it just means that doctors are as biased and blinded as anyone else. Look at the studies. Look at what Cipro, Levaquin and Avelox do to cells. Cellular destruction results in multi-symptom, chronic illness – in case that fyi is needed.