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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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Parkinson's Disease Drug Recalled by Teva Because it May be 'Superpotent'

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One lot of Teva Pharmaceuticals’ generic Parkinson’s disease combination drug carbidopa/levodopa is being recalled. According to the...

FDA Orders BioAnue Laboratories to Stop Illegally Marketing Supplement Products as Treatments

Aug 28, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken action against Georgia-based BioAnue Laboratories, the agency announced in a news release...

Popular Antibiotic Clarithromycin May Increase Risk Heart Risks in Some Patients

Aug 26, 2014
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DEA Announces New Regulation for Hydrocodone Combination Products

Aug 26, 2014
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has announced it will now regulate all hydrocodone combination products as Schedule II drugs under federal...

FDA Announces Recall of Another Dietary Supplement Containing DMAA

Aug 18, 2014
Dietary supplement maker Regeneca Worldwide is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of its RegeneSlim appetite control dietary supplement after...

FDA Warns Against Using 'Expression' Injectable as Wrinkle-Filler

Aug 13, 2014
The hyaluronic acid product Expression injectable should not be used off-label as dermal filler, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns....

Pfizer to Pay $35 Million For Promoting Off-Label Use of Drug

Aug 11, 2014
Drug maker Pfizer will pay $35 million to North Carolina and 41 other states to resolve allegations that it unlawfully promoted the drug...

Teething Babies Should not be Given Meds, FDA Says

Aug 11, 2014
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Some Oral Birth Control Pills Increase Breast Cancer Risks

Aug 4, 2014
A new study reveals that some oral contraceptives are associated with an elevated likelihood of developing breast cancer. Research results were...

Canadian Class Action Lawsuit Filed over Delatestryl Testosterone Injection

Jul 28, 2014
The manufacturer of Delatestryl, a testosterone injection, is facing a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of plaintiffs in Canada. The complaint,...

BMJ Criticizes Pradaxa's Approval Process, Urges Dose Monitoring

Jul 24, 2014
Pradaxa (dabigatran), an anticoagulant manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim, has been the subject of safety concerns in the short time that it has...

FDA Warns Against Use of Painkillers in Teething Babies

Jul 1, 2014
When a baby is in pain or discomfort from teething, some parents may be inclined to use a painkiller to bring relief. On Thursday, however, the U.S....
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