More Lawsuits Filed Against Drugs Due to Side Effects

“A new batch of drugs faces a barrage of lawsuits claiming that the drugs injured users and that manufacturers are to blame. More than 6,000 lawsuits have been filed in recent years against four drugs taken by millions of patients: hormone-replacement drug Prempro, birth-control patch Ortho Evra, anti-psychotic Seroquel and anti-seizure drug Neurontin. The plaintiffs claim drugmakers failed to disclose the drugs’ risks or failed to properly test them, or both. The claims are similar to those against Merck’s painkiller Vioxx, which faces 14,000 lawsuits. Unlike Vioxx, these drugs are still being sold, and the Food and Drug Administration considers their benefits worth their risks. The first trials have begun or are near for Prempro and Neurontin. Johnson & Johnson has started settling some Ortho Evra cases, plaintiffs’ lawyers say.”

More drugs get slapped with lawsuits

Again, the drug’s supposed “benefits” have to be carefully weighed against the harm caused by the inevitable side-effects of the drug. One reason I always try to find natural resources to help reinforce the natural immune system!

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