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Popular antidepressant recalled

Many Houston residents take an antidepressant for their mental health. In fact, antidepressants are one of the most popular types of prescription medications. Patients take this medication believing that it is safe and will help with their ailments. But, occasionally a dangerous drug is recalled because of safety issues.

The antidepressant drug Effexor has been recalled for the second time this year in the U.S. The drug is manufactured at a Sun Pharma plant in India. The drug was recalled because it failed to dissolve as it should in quality tests. There have been a series of drug recalls at this plant including the diabetes drug metformin. The FDA has begun to scrutinize this plant and has criticized the company for having "no formalized corrective action plan." If the plant doesn't improve their safety the FDA can issue a warning letter.

When a person takes a prescription medication the personbelieves that the medication is safe and has undergone adequate testing. When a pharmaceutical company doesn't do the proper testing and doesn't follow safety procedures the prescription medication they produce can be dangerous. If a dangerous drug affects an unsuspecting person the pharmaceutical company should be held responsible.

Victims of a dangerous drug should make sure to understand their legal rights if they feel that they have suffered as the result of a dangerous drug. Compensation can be available for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.

Prescription medication is taken in order for people to feel better. When a medication is dangerous and has the potential to harm others pharmaceutical companies should be held accountable.

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