Before a drug is distributed to pharmacies, it should be put through a series of tests from the drug company and approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). It is then up to the doctors and pharmacies to administer the correct drug and dosage properly. A defective drug can be any prescription or over-the-counter medication that has any sort of defect which could result in consumer injury. Defective drugs can also be a result of insufficient labeling or warning. Unfortunately, it is often far too late once the drug companies realize that a drug might be defective.
To reduce the amount of defective or recalled drugs, the FDA has been conducting additional reviews and trials, contacting doctors, increasing warning labels, spreading consumer awareness, as well as composing additional reports. The problem is that some drug companies may exclude pertinent information in the files that they send to the FDA, fail to study side effects attributed to continued usage, or use a small sample size that is not diverse enough to get true results. There are various ways which could lead to a defective drug being distributed, despite the FDA’s best efforts to prevent release.
Further–although a drug is FDA approved, this does not necessarily mean it is 100% safe and not a defective drug. Whether the drug company fails to include significant information or excludes the appropriate warnings and side effect labels, or the fault lies with the FDA, you deserve to be compensated for any injuries– emotional or physical–caused by a defective drug.
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