FDA & Prescription Drugs

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Prescription Drug Side Effects, Interactions Sending More Patients to Hospitals

2011-05-02T17:30:33+00:00Blog, FDA & Prescription Drugs, Major Medical, Medical Malpractice|

As more and more conditions are being managed by medications, patients across the country are relying on their doctors and pharmacists more than ever before. In 2010, Americans spent over $300 billion on prescription drugs. And as more drugs are dispensed, the number of so-called “adverse events” increases. In the past, I've blogged about pharmacy [...]

US Supreme Court to Hear Drug Marketing Case on Tuesday

2011-04-25T20:44:38+00:00Blog, FDA & Prescription Drugs, Major Medical|

In the modern world of medical record keeping, enormous amounts of data are generated by family doctors and pharmacies in the course of caring for and treating their patients. These data can be analyzed for potential prescribing patterns of individual doctors, which is valuable information in the competitive world of drug marketing. In the process, [...]

FDA Immunity Law Costs the State, As Well As Victims

2011-03-21T13:50:35+00:00Blog, FDA & Prescription Drugs, Major Medical|

Yesterday I wrote about how Michigan's one-of-a-kind FDA Immunity Law deprives victims of justice when they have been injured by defective drugs. This total absence of legal recourse has a broader impact than you might expect. According to the Michigan Court of Appeals, the law prevents the State of Michigan from recovering millions of dollars [...]

Bill Introduced to Repeal Drug Industry Immunity in Michigan

2011-03-20T23:04:00+00:00Blog, FDA & Prescription Drugs, Major Medical|

For years, Michigan has granted legal immunity to drug manufacturers whose drugs have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  If a drug is later found to have harmful, even fatal, side effects, the manufacturer cannot be held liable in this state.  As a result, countless Michigan residents have been left without legal [...]

FDA Takes Action On Untested Drugs, But Is It Enough?

2011-03-09T13:46:50+00:00Blog, FDA & Prescription Drugs, Major Medical|

Recently I have been commenting on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and its responsibility to protect consumers from unsafe health care products, including drugs. Last week, the FDA announced that it will remove approximately 500 untested prescription drugs from the market in an effort to enhance patient safety. The drugs are primarily for [...]