medication errors medical malpractice
Medication errors are more common than you may want to believe. In fact, a recent study by the FDA concluded that approximately 1.3 million people are injured by medication errors annually in the U.S. and that 7,000 to 9,000 people die from such errors each year, in the United States alone. There are many ways...
prescription errors and medical malpractice
When you are suffering from a medical problem, and you are prescribed medication to treat your condition, you’re supposed to be able to trust your physician and other healthcare providers, such as nurses, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacists, to ensure you get the right medication and in the right dose. However, many of the medical malpractice...
Narcotic or opioid painkillers are life-saving medications for thousands of people. When a person is recovering from a surgery or is dealing with chronic pain, the drugs can help patients function and resume a normal life. However, these powerful painkillers are extremely addictive and habit forming. Just as the medications can vastly improve a person’s...
When a doctor writes a prescription, most people assume that the pharmacy simply fills the right bottle with the right dose of the right medication. In reality, more than 1.3 million people are injured every year by medication errors. Patients who receive the wrong dose or wrong type of medication are vulnerable to additional injuries...
The owner of a Massachusetts pharmaceutical company and his head pharmacists are facing 25 counts of murder across seven states after tainted steroids sold by the company caused 64 deaths and sickened hundreds of people across the country in 2012. Barry Cadden, the owner of New England Compounding Center (NECC), and head pharmacist Glenn Adam...
Are you aware of the dangerous ingredients that your over-the-counter medications may contain? The warnings and side effects of dangerous pharmaceuticals and over the counter medication include possible liver damage and gastrointestinal bleeding, but certainly do not end there. Thankfully for unsuspecting consumers, hundreds of common over-the-counter painkiller remedies will be receiving changes to their labels...
If you have been injured by a pharmaceutical drug, you are probably angry, confused, and ready to sue. However, due to a US Supreme Court decision, you may not be able to. Even though nearly 80% of prescriptions filled in the United States are generic prescriptions, our Supreme Court has essentially said if you suffer...
Unsafe pharmaceutical drugs are a serious issue in California. In fact, each year throughout the county, thousands of patients are seriously injured, and even die, as a result of unsafe prescription medications.  Serious injuries or death from prescription drugs can come from previously unreported side effects, adverse drug reactions, interactions between two drugs, and/or a...
Consumer watchdog group Public Citizen has called for the Food and Drug Administration to ban weight-loss drugs Xenical and Lee because of their links to kidney stones, pancreatitis and liver damage. This is not the first time that Public Citizen has called on the federal agency to ban these drugs.  In fact, it’s the group’s...
The Food and Drug Administration has announced a new Innovation Pathway program to make the process of approval of medical technologies quicker. This week, the agency announced the new program to expedite the approval of ground breaking new medical technologies. Under the Innovation Pathway program, technologies that have the potential to revolutionize medical care will...
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