keeping patients informed
The AMA reports that prescription drugs are responsible for over 100,000 deaths and almost 2 million injuries each year. And, manufacturers aren’t required to let us know about all of the side effects. There are also multitudes of clinical trials, university studies and FDA warnings issued for these products that don’t make it to major news. Even when products are recalled, patients often don’t find out right away.
Thousands of lawsuits are also filed each year against companies that make these products alleging side effects or death. However, the details of verdicts of settlements rarely reach the public.
DrugNews maintains an up-to-date database to keep patients informed of the latest issues with the drugs and medical devices they use each day. We do our best to give you the important news on the most popular drugs so that you can have educated conversations with your doctor about treatment alternatives, find out if others are experiencing side effects like you, and protect your legal rights.
In the following pages, we discuss some of the most popular prescription drugs on the market, and some issues patients are facing. Several drugs designed to treat diabetes, such as Actos, have been linked to added risks of bladder cancer. Hundreds of affected patients have already filed lawsuits around the country and received substantial jury awards.