Why Dangerous Drugs Hit the Market
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must give its stamp of approval before a drug can be dispensed to patients. The FDA process is rigorous, and many drugs are never sold to the public because testing shows that they are not safe or that their risks outweigh any benefits.
Whenever a dangerous drug makes the news, a common question is, “How?” Specifically, how did a drug with dangerous or possibly deadly side effects pass the FDA screening process and make its way to the public?
The answer differs depending on the situation. For example, some manufacturers conceal information from the FDA. Even when they don’t conceal information, some companies will downplay any side effects to make their drugs seem more beneficial than they really are. Other companies do not perform adequate tests or have tests that lack necessary controls.
Even worse, some giant pharmaceutical companies find out later that patients are becoming sit but sit on that information instead of forwarding it to the FDA. The sad reality is that Big Pharma often prioritizes its own profits over public safety. And many regulatory agencies are understaffed and overworked.
At MG Law, we take pride whenever we can hold a big pharmaceutical company accountable for selling dangerous drugs. We understand that lawsuits have an important role to play in keeping the public safe.