|Drug & Pharmaceutical Litigation
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is in charge of monitoring and regulated drugs before they are made available to the public. To pass FDA inspection, pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers, and health care providers are required to appropriately research, test, and use the products to avoid harm to the unsuspecting public. These companies are then held accountable for products that fail or cause serious side effects.
Advertising and marketing of prescription drugs has increased drastically since the Prescription Drug User Fee Act was enacted, and the FDA has been quick to approve many drugs. However, time it takes the drug to enter the marketplace is directly proportionate to the amount of time the companies and agencies have to fully investigate and test their drugs. More extensive investigations may reveal the potential flaws in formulas or designs and prevent future injuries to the consumers. Occasionally some pharmaceutical companies will deliberately overlook and conceal potential dangers of a medication for the sake of marketing.
Consumers who have been injured, or adversely affected by a dangerous drug, laboratory tests, or pharmaceutical devices can take a stand against the pharmaceutical companies. A class action lawsuit is the most effective tool for consumers harmed by prescription or over the counter drugs. Class actions enable all affected people to act with one voice.