Consumers of pharmaceuticals, both prescription pharmaceutical drugs, and everyday over-the-counter medications, are dependent on the powerful pharmaceutical companies to adequately and appropriately test their products before placing them in the market for consumption. Unfortunately, in the interest of profit, the pharmaceutical companies rush drugs to the market without adequate and appropriate testing to identify possible dangerous side effects. The target of testing is all too often limited to meeting FDA approval in order that the drug companies can start selling their product to the public as soon as possible The pharmaceutical companies are hesitant to delay the marketing of their drugs even if it would be in the interest of public safety to take the time to determine the side effects of their product and assure that the risks of the drug do not outweigh any benefit that it may have. However, it may take years to discover that a medication could be dangerous or defective – time that the pharmaceutical companies are not willing to wait for in order to profit from their research and investment. As a consequence, a drug that is dangerous or defective is only discovered after people have already suffered debilitating injuries or wrongful death due to their use of the pharmaceutical product.
If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of a prescription drug, Wolf & Associates urges you to contact us by completing the form at right or call us.