In order for a drug to be distributed in the United States, it needs to meet the standards of the FDA (the food and drug administration). All drugs are going to have side effects but if a company fails to report that side effects of their drug with the FDA, problems can arise due to patients not being aware of the risks that can arise from the medication. You should trust that the pills you are being prescribed have been tested and evaluated with your best interest in mind and all side effects have been reported to the FDA. When that doesn’t happen you need to contact Ocala defective drug attorney Pam Olsen.
Some of the most frequent side effects caused by defective drugs include but are not limited to:
- Blood clots
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- High blood pressure
- Pulmonary embolism
- Heart attack
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Liver problems
- Kidney damage
- Birth defects
Some examples of recently defective drugs are:
- Gadolinium (MRI contrast agent)
- Darvon & Darvocet
- SSRI’s (antidepressants)
- Yaz & Yasmin
- Ortho Evra
A few defective drugs are recalled, but most are not. Drug makers have a responsibility to warn both the consumer and the doctor about any potential side effects the drug can inflict.
Usually, when the Food and Drug Administration is aware of a side effect in a drug, it will allow the medication to stay on the market, however, it will require a stronger warning label and restrictions who can use the drug.
If you or a loved has recently had to deal with defective drugs, contact an Ocala defective drug lawyer. Pam Olsen is an advocate for the rights of her clients.