This has led to many recent deaths and serious injuries in prescribed patients and over-the-counter medication buyers. Continue reading to learn more about pharmaceutical medication defects and what to do if you or a loved one has suffered serious injury or death caused by similar drug defects.
Defective Pharmaceutical Medications
Before being introduced to the public for resale, all drugs and medications in the United States must be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The unfortunate part is, the FDA often times moves too fast, and does not properly test a new drug or medication before approving it. Subsequently, warning labels for these medications are insufficient and misleading. Ambiguous or deceptive warning labels can lead to patients and consumers to unknowingly abuse or misuse the drug. This is how serious injury and death occur.
It is frustrating that society entrusts their health and well-being to physicians, medical personnel, and pharmaceutical companies, only to be betrayed by improperly tested and dangerous drugs. We expect our medications to make us healthier and better, not to hurt or damage our bodies; and even worse, kill us. So how do we trust that the medications we take are safe? Here are some common long-term side effects of dangerous drugs that were introduced into the market in the past few years:
• Heart Attack
• High Blood Pressure
• Internal Organ Damage
• Suppressed Appetite
• Suicidal Thoughts and Urges
• Birth Defects
• And More
Because pharmaceutical companies are more interested in capitalizing on a new drug, and not as concerned with testing a drug for long-term side effects, many people are suffering from these debilitating health problems and more. If you or a loved one has experienced serious side effects from a new medication on the market, contact an Indianapolis Product Liability Lawyer immediately. Act fast before the statute of limitations runs out, and you and your family miss out on an opportunity to recover compensation for your damages.