Each day, millions of people in the United States take drugs which have been linked to serious side effects or death. With more than 13,000 prescription drugs on the market, however, it can be difficult for consumers to stay current on the safety warnings that affect them.
While each drug must be approved by the Food & Drug Administration before it is released for public use, manufacturers often do not provide the FDA with all available safety data and test results.
The Journal of the American Medical Association has warned that more than 100,000 deaths and as many as 2 million injuries each year are caused by the side effects and complications of prescription drugs.
The DrugRisk.com Resource Center is committed to providing the latest information on research, warnings, side effects, FDA recalls and legal action affecting prescription drugs.
In recent years, experts have linked several popular drugs from birth control pills to diabetes medication to serious side effects. In most cases, patients were not properly warned of the dangers by manufacturer.
The birth control drugs Yaz and Yasmin have been associated with blood clots, DVT, stroke and pulmonary embolism, for which Bayer is now settling claims filed by victims.
The blood thinner Pradaxa, used in more than 70 countries, has been linked to uncontrolled internal bleeding. Lawyers are helping those affected file lawsuits.
Actos, the most widely used drug to treat type II diabetes, has been related to increased risks of bladder cancer. Lawsuits are being filed in a special federal court for victims.
The dialysis products GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte®, which were used in over 250,000 patients, were recently recalled due to links with cardiopulmonary arrest and sudden cardiac death.
Please refer to each drug section for more information on the research, side effects, safety warnings and legal action related to each medication. If you or a loved one have been affected by any of these defective drugs, contact us today to learn your legal options.
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