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Why did the Food and Drug Administration pull my medication?

Before actually hitting the market and becoming available to patients, prescription medications undergo extensive research and rigorous testing. For the most part this keeps dangerous and defective drugs from ever reaching the market, but on occasion the Food and Drug Administration -- the FDA -- will yank a medication off of the shelves. This decision can stem from a variety of reasons, most of which pertain to patient health and safety.

Antibiotic found to be common cause of drug injuries

While no medication is without its potential risks or side effects, those risks should not be unreasonable. Unfortunately, recent data indicates that cephalosporin medications could lead to serious and painful injuries after only one dose. This discovery might not be that much of a surprise to Ohio patients who suffered drug injuries while undergoing treatment with this class of antibiotics. 

Failure to contact patients for recalls can lead to drug injuries

If asked to remember the last time that they heard of a motor vehicle being recalled, most people in Ohio might be able to readily answer. Now, if questioned about the most recent drug recall, many consumers might have trouble recalling a specific case. Unfortunately, an apparent lack of transparency from pharmaceutical companies could be leading to unnecessary drug injuries.

Drug injuries from generic medication deserve compensation too

Between years of research and development, clinical trials and FDA approval, most patients in Ohio probably feel fairly comfortable taking prescription medication without worrying about possible repercussions. Unfortunately, drug injuries can and do occur, putting victims in difficult positions. Although some victims are able to successfully seek compensation from the manufacturers, there is one sector of consumers who have recently been left out of the right to pursue compensation for devastating injuries. 

Victims claim their drug injuries came from popular antibiotic

The drug manufacturer Janssen Pharmaceuticals is standing by one of its highly controversial drugs despite the FDA issuing a black box warning against it. Although black box warning might not be a term that is discussed much in Ohio, the implications are serious. Whether drug injuries have been reported or not, a black box warning is the final step a medication has before it is yanked from the market. 

For Actos victims, pharmaceutical litigation may be appropriate

With seemingly more and more people in Ohio struggling with type 2 diabetes, an effective and reliable form of treatment can be life changing for sufferers. In addition to diet modification, prescription medication is a popular tool for people to control their symptoms. Unfortunately, the type 2 diabetes medication Actos may cause more harm than good and is suspected of causing serious drug injuries. For victims, pharmaceutical litigation may be an appropriate option.

Zoloft may have caused drug injuries to Ohio patients

Depression is a largely visible disease, and even family members and friends of individuals who suffer from it are often unaware of its damaging effect on their loved one. People in Ohio and across the country turn to treatments such as talk therapy or prescription drugs in order to seek relief. While many of these approaches may work, a common antidepressant, Zoloft, may not be as safe as most believe it to be. Sadly, drug injuries from pharmaceuticals can even worsen some people's depression.

Food and Drug Administration petitioned to expand Chantix warning

Ohio residents who would like to stop smoking have probably tried a number of smoking-cessation products. There are several over-the-counter and prescription level treatments that have been proven to help, but the safety of one prescribed treatment in particular is facing scrutiny from safety advocates. The Food and Drug Administration has recently been petitioned by five different advocacy groups to expand warning labels on the anti-smoking drug Chantix.

Fear of drug injuries prompts recall affecting Ohio patients

When problems are suspected with pharmaceutical drugs it is not an uncommon occurrence for a recall to be issued. Recently, Martin Avenue Pharmacy, a company located in the Midwest that produces and supplies medications across the country, has issued a recall of several compounded prescriptions for fears of possible drug injuries. Patients and providers in several states, including Ohio, are reportedly affected by this recall.

Sterile drugs recalled for fear of possible drug injuries

Unique Pharmaceuticals has issued a voluntary recall of all sterile drug products that have not expired. This recall was prompted after an inspection of the drug-manufacturing facilities found sanitation issues. It is believed that these sanitation problems could lead to the contamination of products, in turn causing drug injuries to patients. As drugs from this manufacturer are shipped nationwide, patients in Ohio may want to be aware of this situation.

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