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Just Because a Doctor Prescribes a Drug Doesn’t Mean It’s not Dangerous or Defective

Just Because a Doctor Prescribes a Drug Doesn't Mean It's not Dangerous or Defective

Just Because a Doctor Prescribes a Drug Doesn't Mean It's not Dangerous or Defective

Today, the pharmaceutical industry is producing drugs aimed at just about every ailment known to man, adding years to nearly everyone’s life, if not outright saving them. They also enable us to live a better-quality lifestyle for a much longer period of time.

Regrettably, some of the drugs these companies manufacture can ultimately prove to be defective, as well as dangerous – and even deadly. Sometimes it may take years for the side effects to even emerge – which means that ultimately some drugs on the market may end up doing more harm than good.

Like any other for-profit corporate entity, pharmaceutical companies are motivated, in varying degrees, by profit. Sometimes profits are more important than people. Anyone who reads the newspaper knows this to be a fact. In many a lawsuit, a pharmaceutical company will be charged with having known full well about some harmful side effect tied to its flagship billion-dollar powerhouse drug – in some instances, many years in advance of this fact’s public disclosure. Companies hide clinical evidence that a drug may be defective in order to gain the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s approval, and to not create obstacles to sales.

Prescription drugs with deadly or dangerous side effects are sometimes rushed to market without adequate testing, and often people are injured or die before the FDA can identify these drugs as having dangerous side effects that can far outweigh whatever benefits the marketing group had touted.

When an FDA classification leads to a drug recall and when an injury occurs, a lawsuit is frequently filed; drug recall lawsuits typically fall into a range of categories, including drug injury, product liability or medical malpractice lawsuits against drug companies.

If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of a prescription drug, you may have valuable legal rights. Parker Waichman LLP urges you to contact us by completing the form at right or call us at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).

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FDA Warns of Severe Joint Pain with Diabetes Drugs

Aug 31, 2015
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned that diabetes drugs including Januvia, Onglyza, Tradjenta and Nesina may cause severe and...

Information Prompts FDA to Strengthen Heart Attack and Stroke Warnings for Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs

Aug 28, 2015
In response to recent study results, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has directed strengthened warning labels for both prescription and...

FDA Investigates Risks of Using Codeine Cough-and-Cold Medicines in Children

Aug 27, 2015
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Drug Safety Communication stating that it is investigating the risks of using cough-and-cold...

48 States & Dist. of Columbia Reach Settlement with Amgen

Aug 25, 2015
In a settlement announced last week, Amgen Inc. has agreed to pay $71 million to 48 states and the District of Columbia to settle allegations that...

FDA Criticized for Too-High Approval Rate for New Drugs

Aug 24, 2015
As recently as 2008, drug companies filing applications with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for never-before-marketed drugs faced rejection...

FDA Warns that Eardrops with Benzocaine are Not Approved

Aug 13, 2015
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that eardrops with benzocaine were never approved by the agency and may carry serious side...

Multimillion-Dollar Settlement Resolves Blood-Clot Claims Over Bayer's Yaz and Yasmin Birth Control Pills

Aug 11, 2015
A settlement reported to total nearly $57 million would resolve allegations that Bayer Corp.'s birth control pills Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella cause...

Label on Family of Antibiotics May Not List All the Side Effects

Aug 5, 2015
Fluoroquinolones are a family of antibiotics that include drugs such as Levaquin and Cipro. These medications are widely used but recent reports...

FDA Warns of Gilenya Patients who Developed Brain Infection

Aug 5, 2015
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is updating the label on Gilenya, a drug used to treat multiple sclerosis, to include patients who...

Texas Woman Files Lawsuit Over Levaquin Nerve Damage

Aug 3, 2015
A Texas woman who alleges that she was not warned of the known danger of permanent nerve damage from the antibiotic Levaquin has filed a lawsuit...

FDA Fails to Warn about Risks of Levaquin, Reports Show

Aug 3, 2015
Levofloxacin, sold under the brand names Levaquin and Cipro, is an antibiotic in the flouroquinolone family. The drug is widely used to treat serious...

FDA Warns of Pulmonary Hypertension in Infants taking Proglycem

Jul 31, 2015
Proglycem, a drug used to treat low blood sugar, has been associated with reports of pulmonary hypertension in infants and newborns taking the...
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