Who is Liable for Defective Drugs – Prescription Drug Side Effects ClaimsDeaths and serious injuries resulting from defective drugs are everyone’s responsibility. If you or a loved one has suffered from an unsafe drug, our lawyers will demand liability from all those involved, including:
- Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
- Vendors such as pharmacies and drug stores
- Research and development (R + D) companies that create the defective drugs
- Medical professionals who negligently prescribe defective drugs
- Doctors who lend credence to misleading studies
What if the Drug was Approved by the FDAAll drugs must be approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration before it can be introduced to the public. However, approval by the FDA does not indicate that a drug is safe for consumption. In fact, often times severe consequences and side effects of drugs are not ascertained until way after the drug has been sold to the public. Other times, FDA approved unsafe drugs are introduced to the market because:
- Both the FDA and the pharmaceutical manufacturers fail to sufficiently test drugs for their harmful side effects.
- Research flaws and errors of data
- In very egregious situations, drug companies may hide or manipulate data or damaging evidence in order to introduce defective drugs into the marketplace.
- False advertising. This often occurs when pharmaceutical companies market drugs as “safe” or clinically proven
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Most Dangerous Prescription Drugs in the United StatesOur law firm can handle all types of dangerous drug lawsuits, but time and again, several drugs continually persist as the most dangerous. Interestingly, opioid analgesics, most commonly known as pain killers constitute forty percent of all drug poisoning deaths, a number that has risen significantly over the decades. The most dangerous prescription drugs, based on emergency room visits, are:
- OxyContin (opioid analgesic)
- Vicodin (opioid analgesic)
- Methadone (opioid analgesic)
- Klonopin – Used to control certain types of seizures, but also used to control panic attacks.
- Morphine (opioid analgesic)
- Seroquel- Used to treat schizophrenia
- Ambien – Intended to treat insomnia
- Valium – Treat anxiety, muscle spasms and to control seizures
- Xanax (opioid analgesic)
- Chantix (Used to treat nicotine addiction)
- Yaz (Drospirenone/Ethinyl Estradiol) – And other Birth Control Medications Including Beyaz
- Lexapro – And other SSRI Antidepressants
- Januvia Diabetes Medication