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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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Side Effects of Popular Heartburn Medications Include Kidney Disease and Dementia

Sep 21, 2016
The American Heart Association, in a study published in the May 2016 issue of Circulation Research, warns of possibly life-threatening side effects...

Xarelto Lawsuit Alleges Uncontrollable Fatal Bleeding

Sep 20, 2016
A lawsuit filed on behalf of a South Florida woman alleges that Xarelto, a new generation anticoagulant manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals and...

Studies Link Heartburn Medications to Risk of Kidney Damage Dementia

Sep 20, 2016
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Regulators Tighten Surveillance on Drug Makers

Sep 19, 2016
Regulators are increasing scrutiny of drug makers in India, Business Standard reports. Last month, regulators in Britain revoked its good...

Risperdal Award Increased Over Delay Damages

Sep 16, 2016
In a recent Risperdal (risperidone) gynecomastia lawsuit, a Pennsylvania judge has agreed to increase a $70 million award to over $76 million. The...

Studies May Indicate Nexium Kidney Failure Risk

Sep 14, 2016
Nexium is a medication that millions of people depend on to alleviate suffering the burn and pain of reflux, GERD, and heartburn. However, this...

Pfizer's Viagra Facing Serious Allegations of Link to Cancer Risk

Sep 13, 2016
Since its approval in 1998 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Viagra has been the most visible and popular treatment for erectile...

Anti-Seizure Medication, Dilantin, Tied to Episodes of Stevens Johnson Syndrome

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Dilantin Linked to Cerebellar Atrophy

Sep 9, 2016
Dilantin (phenytoin) is a medication used to treat patients with epilepsy; it is manufactured by Pfizer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

Stronger Warning Issued by FDA for Painkiller-Sedative Combination

Sep 7, 2016
Warning labels cautioning patients against taking opioid painkillers together with benzodiazepines, such as Xanax or Valium, have been stepped up as...

New Study Connects Zithromax to Blindness in Children

Sep 1, 2016
Zithromax is a widely used antibiotic prescribed to treat bacterial infections in children as well as adults, but recent studies have discovered...

Validity of Xarelto Clinical Trials as a Point of Contention

Aug 31, 2016
Currently, there are more than 800 Xarelto lawsuits pending in Philadelphia, with plaintiffs who claim they took the anticoagulant and then suffered...
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