Other Prescription Drugs

You should be able to feel safe and comfortable taking the medications that your doctor prescribes, but the reality is that you never know when you are being treated with a defective or dangerous drug. All too often, the pharmaceutical companies mislead and fail to warn doctors about the dangerous side effects their medications can have.

General Types of Dangerous Drugs

There are many medications out there to help various illnesses and diseases.  While the intent is to help, many of these drugs have severe adverse effects and can be extremely dangerous to the user.  The main area of dangerous drugs are the following:

  • Anti-Depressants
  • Anti-Seizure
  • Birth control
  • Diabetes medicine
  • Heart, blood pressure & cholestorla
  • Weight loss
  • Other

Direct-to-Consumer Marketing

Direct-to-consumer (DTC) marketing has empowered patients, giving them some insight into the once-secret world of prescription medications, and arming them with the opportunity to talk to their doctors about the drugs that might help them.

However, DTC is a double-edged sword. While there are laws which govern DTC marketing, and the claims that pharmaceutical companies are allowed to make about their drugs, the drug makers still advertise off-label and engage in false advertising, leading patients to request or demand medications which are harmful to them because they are not aware of the side effects.

Misleading Health Care Professionals

Doctors and other health care professionals are not immune to the pharmaceutical companies’ tactics, and are often misled as well. We rely on our physicians to be educated about the potential dangers of the drugs that they prescribed, but the drug makers often fail to disclose or actively hide the dangers that they know about, and they rush to get drugs to market without adequate testing.

Examples of Dangerous Prescription Drugs

Some examples of dangerous prescription drugs not included in the categories above which can cause serious injuries or death include:

Some of these drugs are not the kind that you go to the pharmacy and buy to use at home.  The majority of these drugs are prescrived or used during various treatments or surgeries.

Patients are often unaware of the medications used during medical treatments and do not know that a drug is to blame for their injuries.

Depending on the circumstances and nature of the injuries, victim of defective medications may suspect medical malpractice or may not draw a connection at all.

If you believe that your injury or the death of a loved one was caused by a defective prescription medication, please talk to a drug injury  attorney in your area today. You may be entitled to compensation.