The pharmaceutical industry is a big business in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost half of U.S. citizens have used a prescription drug in the last 30 days, while over 20 percent have used three or more prescription drugs. Over 10 percent have used five or more. Every time a physician prescribes a prescription drug, people make money. CEOs at pharmaceutical companies, physicians, and pharmacists all take home nice checks with each prescription. That is a great incentive to keep the medication flowing.
Even though it is a big business, people trust their physicians and pharmacists to do what is right. The FDA is there, as well, providing a safety net to ensure that every drug that hits the market is safe. Unfortunately, the FDA rushes many drugs to the marketplace before they are ready. That leads to a variety of problems.
Dangers of Inadequately Tested Drugs
When the FDA and pharmaceutical companies rush drugs to the market, the consumers bear the burden. They suffer a variety of health problems, including strokes, heart attacks, and organ damage. Some people even commit suicide due to the depression they experience as a side effect of these dangerous drugs. This is truly a matter of life and death.
If you or a loved one has suffered from any dangerous pharmaceuticals, contact Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath. Not only can we help you receive the compensation that you deserve, but you can also save other people from going through the same things that you have suffered. We will fully investigate the issue and find the responsible parties. Whether it is a matter of a greedy pharmaceutical company pushing through a dangerous drug or a pharmacist giving you the wrong dosage, we will hold the responsible party accountable, which will help you make the world a little bit safer.