STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices
Drugs and Adverse Events: Power to the People
January 13, 2002
icAendic disturbing trend has developed among a large number of drugs that have already been approved by the FDA: A huge marketing rollout, billions of dollars in sales, then withdrawal from the market following numerous "adverse events."
How can this happen so often and so frequently that it almost seems like mass tort lawyers wait for the next "drug of the month" to be withdrawn or recalled by the FDA?
photo-5The answer lies in what the FDA doesn't see.
The numerous adverse event reports for individual drugs are only a fraction of the actual damage ...