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Why are prescription drugs recalled?

On Behalf of | Sep 23, 2022 | Dangerous Drug Litigation |

There are many different prescription drugs that people in Texas use for a variety of reasons. These prescriptions are developed and produced by different pharmaceutical companies and may be designed for a particular purpose and then found to be useful for other reasons. While they may have many useful purposes, they can also be dangerous if they are not taken according to prescription or potentially taken in combination with other drugs.

These prescription drugs can also cause adverse reactions in people and be potentially harmful. While sometimes it is due to the fault of the people taking the drugs, there are many other times that it does not have anything to do with people using it improperly. Sometimes, the prescriptions are defective due to the fault of the pharmaceutical company. In these situations, the prescription drugs may be recalled by the FDA.

Common reasons for prescription drug recalls

There are a variety of reasons for recalls, but some are more common than others. According to an analysis of FDA recalls, the most common reasons for recalls are contamination, defective products, mislabeling, incorrect potency and adverse reactions by those who took the drug.

The drugs are only recalled after they were originally approved by the FDA though. They also usually occur only after people suffer adverse reactions. This is often the only reason people know there is a defect in the first place. This means that many people may experience the adverse health consequences and incur significant medical bills as a result. The medical complications can also affect people’s lives in many ways beyond just the medical treatment.

People in Texas take prescription drugs every day and they may treat what they are meant to treat, but they may also have unintended consequences as well. These are usually referred to as adverse reactions and they can cause serious health problems. If the pharmaceutical company or manufacturer of the drug is at fault for the defective drug, the victims may be entitled to compensation for the damages they suffer as a result. These can be complicated matters though and consulting with experienced attorneys could be beneficial.