How do dangerous drugs end up in the market place, despite the required testing and approval process put in place by the Food and Drug Administration? As Virginia dangerous drug lawyers, we know that a new study published in the Journal of American Medical Association examined all 222 drugs approved by the FDA between 2001 and 2010. Years after approval, roughly a third of the medicines were then labeled with warnings about serious adverse effects; and some of those warnings indicated life-threatening complications.
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These dangerous complications happen even though clinical trials are supposed to find any safety issues with a drug. One example of a fairly new drug with serious post-approval side effects coming to light is called Invokana. In just a short time on the market, serious problems such as kidney failure, bone fractures, and leg / foot amputations began appearing. Did the manufacturer conceal problems? Did the manufacturer fail to test fully its drug? These issues will come to light. The problem is that many patients will suffer before the truth is fully revealed.
When a drug causes a serious adverse reaction, it is only fair that you be compensated for your loss, pain, and suffering. A skilled and experienced Virginia dangerous drug attorney can assist you in getting the financial damages you deserve for the losses you have sustained.