Americans alone spend an enormous $200 billion a year on prescription drugs. And while many of these drugs are worthwhile and indeed, at times, lifesavers for the consumers who take them, there are multiple reasons to be cautious about their use. On many occasions, these drugs are over marketed, improperly tested, or prescribed for consumers when no one is sure exactly how bad the side effects will be for the general population.
For thousands of people each year, complications occur from taking over the counter medications such as ibuprofen-based Motrin or Advil, or prescription drugs such as Ketek, Accutane, Dylantin, Effexor, and Paxil.Â Below is a list of current pharmaceutical litigation topics:
Often drug companies rush to get a new medication out the door and into the marketplace. There may be a lack of testing, fraudulent reporting of complications, or even a lack of basic warnings on labels. Without transparency on the part of the drug manufacturers, including offering honest information about how their drugs work and what the complications can be, doctors and patients can be blind to the risks they are taking when they ingest a drug. Here at the Law Offices of Brian D. Witzer we are one of the most distinguished, successful firms in this field. We understand what you have gone through, and we have the sensitivity and experience to help you gain the justice you deserve.
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