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Pharmaceutical companies are constantly looking for new ways to sell their prescription drugs, whether it’s repackaging old drugs and passing them off as new ones or creating ailments that may not actually exist.
With the market inundated with commercials and advertisements touting the latest cures for just about every illness imaginable, people are made to believe that these drugs are safe and effective.
In fact, prescription drug use is on the rise. The Institute of Medicine reported in its 2006 publication, Preventing Medication Errors, that 4 out of 5 adults use prescription medicine, over-the-counter drugs, or dietary supplements of some sort every single week. Nearly one-third of adults will take five or more every week.
Such widespread use of drugs, and mixing drugs, can cause very serious drug injuries that have long-lasting effects. What most pharmaceutical companies don’t tell consumers, however, is that many drugs have dangerous side effects that can do more harm than good, resulting in a drug injury.
Every week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issues new warnings for drug labels or puts a drug recall into effect to warn users about potential drug injuries and harmful side effects. Many drugs make it onto shelves without being properly researched, are pushed onto doctors by pharmaceutical companies without proper testing, or are wrongly prescribed by healthcare professionals.
When mistakes like this happen, aggressive drug companies and negligent doctors should be held accountable for their actions. This is where the Pennsylvania drug injury lawyers at Ostroff Injury Law can help. We are committed to standing up for our clients’ rights to compensation when they have been injured by a drug, and we will fight to get the money you deserve when you’ve been seriously hurt.
If you or a loved one has experienced a Pennsylvania drug injury, the Pennsylvania injury lawyers at Ostroff Injury Law can help guide you through the complicated legal system and explain your options. We can help get legal justice for the wrong done to you or your loved one by a medication.