WorstPills.org has an interesting article about defective drugs, adverse drug reactions and protecting yourself and your family from such dangers. The most important recommendation they make is to talk to your doctor and keep that communication line open before making any changes.
Topics in the article include:
Special Problems in Nursing Homes
Communication: Activating Yourself and Your Doctor
“Do Not Use” Drugs and “Do Not Use for Seven Years After FDA Approval” Drugs
Ten Rules for Safer Drug Use
What You Can Do: Finding Information About New Drugs
Reading Package Inserts
Beware of Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) Routinely Distributed by Pharmacists
Beware of Direct-to-Consumer Advertising
If you or someone you know has experienced an adverse drug reaction, contact your doctor immediately. It may also be in your best interest to discuss your case with a personal injury attorney. Complete the form to the right of this page for a free case evaluation.