Medical malpractice incorporates a plethora of possible mistakes, errors, and omissions that anyone in the medical field can make. While medical malpractice can be on purpose, most happens by mistake, and one possible mistake is incorrectly prescribed medications. If you believe you have been the victim of a drug error, check out these commonly asked questions so you can determine what to do next.
Category: Pharmaceutical Drugs
Pradaxa warnings issued by the FDA have many patients wondering how the drug’s side effects will affect their health.
Frenkel & Frenkel offers this in-depth explanation of the potential side effects of Accutane, including recent reports of new side effects.
The FDA is evaluating reports of serious bleeding events in patients taking the blood-thinning drug, and is issuing specific warnings to patients and physicians who are currently taking, or may be prescribed, this popular drug.
Metoclopramide, sold under the drug name Reglan, is prescribed to patients suffering from gastrointestinal problems, such as slow stomach emptying, nausea, vomiting or loss of appetite.
Paxil, a popular antidepressant prescription medication, has been linked to thoughts of suicide, mood or behavior changes and increased depression among those who have taken the drug.
Zoloft is a prescription antidepressant used to treat anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders.
Prescribed along with a diet and exercise program, Avandia, also known as rosiglitazone, is prescribed to patients suffering from type 2 diabetes.
Accutane, an oral medication used to treat severe acne, carries a label warning patients that the drug may cause serious side effects, including birth defects.
LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF TAKING ZOLOFT AND THE LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS Since its FDA-approved use began in 1992, the anti-depressant Zoloft, released by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, has become a household name for the treatment of many psychiatric ailments. However, since its introduction into the market, the drug has been at the center of many lawsuits brought on by individuals and families who have been negatively affected by the usage of this anti-depressant.