From:
Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2000 11:22 AM
To: fdadockets@oc.fda.gov
Subject: Lotronex Recall

Importance: High
To whom it may concern:
I am a concerned son of a suffer from IBS!  My father has had IBS for 15 years and this medicine is the only thing that has helped the situation!!  Just because 5 people WHO DIDN'T BELONG ON THE DRUG IN THE FIRST PLACE DIE! Does not mean to take the thing off the market!  He has been on ever other drug out there and nothing helped.  My family doctor put him on this medicine as an experiment because it wasn't proven for guys well its proven now and it works if its on the right people who are spouse to take it!
I read the article in the local paper and it said these ladies were behind curable and it was more serious than IBS they shouldn't have had it in the first place.  Even if it did kill them which i strongly have my doubts why cant you sell the drug and put a side effect warning on it like you do everything else!  Some of the drugs out there your worse off with the sid effects than you were with the disease.  I realize your a big government corporation i also realize that this will probably have no effect on you what so ever!  But my intent in this email was to get you to think about it and ask you to please put it back on the market!  If it can save one person than its done its job!!  And my father is the one person!
If it is not to much trouble could i please get a response from someone at the FDA to this email. I thank you for your time in reading this and as i said please put it back out in the market!!
Sincerely yours