At Alvin Broome & Associates, our mission is to provide personalized attention to our clients as we aggressively represent their case. One of our areas of expertise is helping consumers’ resolve matters involving defective drugs. Below, we have summarized defective drugs and what you can do if you have fallen victim to them.
Pharmaceutical companies make billions of dollars each year from prescription drugs. On one hand, prescription drugs can cure medical conditions and save lives. On the other hand, they can cause harm. Defective drugs are known to cause severe adverse effects and can lead to death. Worse, removing a defective drug from the market can take even longer.
What You Need to Know
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has strict policies, guidelines and standards for ensuring consumer safety with regulated drugs. However, these processes can be slow moving and it can take years before consumers are fully aware of a drug’s harsh side effects.
The FDA requires clinical studies to be conducted on new drugs before they can be approved and released to the public. However, drug companies can skew clinical trial results in a few ways. First, they study adverse side effects for an inadequately short amount time. Second, they hide or fail to inform the FDA of negative result information. Third, they study only a small group of users, versus a larger, diverse group.
There are several types of defective drugs, including but not limited to Type 2 Diabetes Drugs, Antidepressants, Birth Control Pills, Acne Drugs, Heart Disease and Stroke Drugs, Osteoporosis Drugs, and Antibiotics.
Cases involving defective drugs, defectively designed or manufactured consumer products are cases that involve complex litigation. Alvin Broome & Associates is here to help you and your family in these matters. Contact us if you think you have fallen victim to defective drugs.