Two new reports out this month have shed light on the hot-button topic of risking drug prices, offering unchallenged proof that we as Americans are getting ripped off and subsidizing treatment for the rest of the world.
As it stands, the prescription drug and medical device lobbying efforts are the largest in the United States, spending more than $250 million each year to try to persuade our lawmakers. And what these companies repeatedly ask for is less legal rights for patients and less regulation on prices.
According to recent court filings, the FDA has ordered Pfizer to add new warnings to its popular antidepressant Zoloft that the drug may cause certain birth defects when taken during pregnancy.
The move comes as Pfizer continues to deny their drug poses any risk to fetuses, although they now face hundreds of lawsuits from families alleging birth defects.
Among the three new generation oral anticoagulants – Pradaxa, Eliquis and Xarelto – released in the past few years to replace the traditional standby warfarin, Eliquis has made the boldest claims about decreasing the risks of stroke, internal bleeding and death.
However, a new report out last month indicates the data relied upon by Pfizer and Bristol-Myers Squibb in making claims about Eliquis’ safety may be flawed. And, at least one FDA reviewer has called for changes to the drug’s label to reflect this.
Millions of patients use prescription drugs or medical devices every day, trusting that these products are safe and have been properly tested. Sadly, this is not always the case. Thousands of families are affected by drug injury or death each year.
Many consumers don’t know that pharmaceutical companies and the FDA do not disclose all drug side effects or independent research of the safety of these products. They also may not know that millions of dollars are awarded each year to help those injured.
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