Drug manufacturers are required to test their products for safety and effectiveness, as well as following regulations and legal guidelines when marketing and distributing them. Unfortunately, sometimes products are not adequately tested, or are marketed without proper labeling and warnings. The result is patients experiencing adverse events, dangerous side effects, and possibly fatal consequences.
At Drug and Device Watch, we want to help you be informed about the medications you are prescribed. We offer valuable information that can help you protect your health, and your legal rights.
Before a pharmaceutical company can market a drug, they must go through the approval process. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversees the approval process and monitors drugs that are approved and marketed to consumers.
Learn more about the approval process here.
We all know that prescription drugs have possible side effects. What we don’t know is whether or not manufacturers have properly identified those risks and provided appropriate labeling and warning to healthcare providers and consumers.
Learn more about some of the drugs with known adverse events here.
When drugs are deemed dangerous, defective, or contaminated, the FDA and/or the manufacturer issues a recall.
Stay up-to-date on the latest drug recalls here.
Sometimes certain lots or batches of a drug have problems, but the situation has not escalated to the point of requiring a recall. In these cases, the FDA issues a safety alert for healthcare providers and consumers.
You can learn more about current safety alerts here.
When drug defects or contamination is severe enough to cause serious injury to consumers, lawsuits may be filed.
You can learn more about current legal action involving pharmaceutical drugs here.
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