When we reach for a prescription medication bottle, we trust that every medical professional involved—from the prescribing physician to the pharmacist to the pharmacy technician—exercised proper care. Drug errors lead to over seven thousand fatalities per year in the United States. Beyond these tragic losses, many patients are seriously harmed when they mistakenly take the wrong medication by following the instructions provided by their physician or pharmacist.
Roles of FDA and Drug Corporations
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for testing and approving every drug made available in this country. The FDA has felt increasing pressure from drug manufacturers who want faster approvals and a less strict testing process. The FDA itself admits that not all serious adverse drug reactions are documented by the time a drug is marketed. The safety profile for a new drug is never entirely defined because new drugs are studied in relatively small and homogenous patient populations. Alarmingly, the final safety profile of a new drug comes after it is approved and used by the public.
Drug corporations sometimes put profits over people, too. The pharmaceutical industry is a multi-billion dollar business, and the competition to bring a new drug to market is fierce. Some companies have gone as far as purposely hiding evidence from the FDA in order to a get a drug approved. Adverse reactions to dangerous drugs, or dangerous drug combinations overlooked by medical professionals, can be serious.
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Dr. Jack Tolliver is a successful physician and medical malpractice lawyer who understands the complexities of both hospitals and courtrooms.
If you or a loved one has suffered from dangerous drugs, we encourage you to contact our firm. With our team’s medical experience, we can thoroughly and quickly review your case at no charge. If we accept your case, we will pursue maximum compensation. We never pass on costs and expenses if we do not recover damages.
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