If you or someone you love was prescribed a medication, it’s important to learn as much as possible about it. While doctors and pharmacists are helpful resources, they may not give you all the information you need to take the drug safely or to know how to spot adverse reactions or drug injuries.
At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we know that many drugs are recalled or restricted every year due to new findings that link them to serious side effects. In some cases, drugs are even pulled off the market completely. Patients who already filled their prescriptions may be unaware of those changes, which can put their health in jeopardy.
Use these resources to stay informed about any drugs you or your loved ones take:
- Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Drug Safety Labeling Changes – This database provides information concerning drug safety labeling changes that occurred from January 2016 to present. Older safety labeling changes can be found on the FDA’s MedWatch database.
- FDA’s list of recalls, market withdrawals, and safety alerts – The FDA recalls, takes off the market, or issues safety alerts for many drugs and supplements each month. You can find up-to-date lists of those drugs on this database.
Drug injuries can cause victims to suffer lasting and even permanent complications. Our drug injury lawyers are dedicated to fighting for the rights of those who were seriously injured by potentially unsafe medications. Your family deserves answers if a medication caused you or your loved one to suffer. Call today for a free consultation.