Many drugs have been linked to patient deaths. This information is supposed to be collected by drug manufacturers and monitored by the FDA, but because the program is voluntary and because of the profit motivation of the drug companies, many cases go unreported which means the FDA doesn’t know the full extent of the risks and side effects associated with any drug.
To make matters worse, some drugs are approved for certain purposes or with certain limitations and then are prescribed “off-label” to treat other conditions. Sometimes, off-label use of drugs is encouraged by the manufacturers and their sales reps – who want to sell more of the drug – even though there are known risks. This can be particularly problematic when drugs are prescribed off-label to children or pregnant women.
What you can do?
Some pharmaceutical companies distribute drugs with dangerous or even deadly effects, endangering the quality of life for users. These companies invest lots of money into these drugs, which is why there is great temptation to sweep known defects under the carpet.
As a patient, the most important step is to carry out your personal research into any medication prescribed to you so that you are aware of risks associated with it. Your health is your first responsibility, so ensure you do not knowingly endanger yourself or a loved one by having inadequate information.
At Drug Recall Attorneys.org, we are committed to sharing the latest drug recall news. Including information about the side effects and risks of both prescription and nonprescription drugs. We cover drug side effect information of drugs regardless of whether or not the manufacturer or the FDA has issued a recall.
If you have been prescribed, are using or considering using one of the drugs listed in this website, we encourage you to research thoroughly so you have a full understanding of the risks before proceeding.