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Types of Errors

Dangerous and Defective Drugs If you put your trust in a pharmaceutical company and were hurt by their product, you deserve compensation for your suffering.
Wrong Medication Did you receive the wrong medication or incorrect prescription from a pharmacy? If you have suffered because of a medication error please call us for a free case review.
Wrong Dosage Common forms of medication error: incorrect dosage error. Order our free book to learn how to protect yourself and your family from wrong dosage errors.
Other Errors Order our free book, "How to Make Pharmacies Pay for your Injuries Caused by Medication Errors, to learn your rights in prescription error cases.
Kids Rx Errors Order a free copy of The Top 10 Tips to Protect Your Children Against Pharmacy Errors. If you have suffered a prescription error contact our firm today.
Pharmacy Malpractice If you have suffered an injury because a pharmacy dispensed the wrong medication or made an error with your prescription, you are able to file a claim for negligence or malpractice and receive the compensation you deserve.
Walgreens Pharmacy Error Claims There have been numerous claims brought against Walgreens for pharmacy errors or prescription errors. Order our free book to learn how to take action.
CVS Pharmacy Error Claims If you've been injured because of a CVS Pharmacy prescription error, call us for help with your lawsuit at 888-526-7616.
State Pharmacy Boards If you have been severely injured because of a medication error, contact board-certified attorneys immediately to investigate your case free of charge.
Drug & Pharmacy Error Prevention Filing a pharmacy error lawsuit is the only way to make pharmacies take accountability for mistakes. Call our board certified attorneys for a free case review.
State Pharmacy Laws State laws on pharmacy malpractice. Learn the pharmacy error Statute of Limitation laws that apply to your state. Call 877-342-2020 for a free consultation.

How Safe is Your Prescription Medication?

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law

The FDA and Unsafe Drugs
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration was created to make certain that the foods we eat and the medicines we use are safe, or as close to it as possible- all drugs carry some risk to everyone. What are the procedures for reporting an unsafe drug, and how does the FDA determine whether to investigate claims against a drug or drug maker?
Number of Patient/Consumer Reports
The FDA will not investigate a drug or drug maker on only one or even one hundred people’s claims. There is a time-consuming and involved reporting process, where you either are directed to the FDA website to fill in several pages of forms, to include your name and personal information, or you can mail in a written form to them. They generally will not investigate a claim until 1500 or more people have the same or similar complaints and those are sent to the FDA.
Inspections
The FDA is required to inspect all drug plants, name brand and generic, every two years. Some of the violations found in American and Canadian generic drug plants recently have been appalling. Drugs were not up to standard on dosage - being cut with fillers, rather than being the full strength drug patients expect. Drugs were manufactured in unsanitary conditions, meaning consumers could be made ill by a bacterial infection or a virus because of environmental conditions at the plants.
Overseas Drug Plants
Conditions at overseas plants controlled by US drug makers are even worse. For example, most heparin supplies - an anti-clotting agent given to people with certain liver diseases and other problems - is made in Chinese plants. The FDA says it doesn’t have enough money or people to inspect overseas plants, and leaves most inspections to the drug makers. In 2008, this allowed fake heparin into the American supply chain, which killed several people before the drug was recalled. The violation was willful - the workers at the Chinese plant decided that certain parts of pigs would do to make heparin for their similarity to heparin, because the pig parts were much cheaper than the active ingredient in heparin.
If You’ve Been Injured by an Unsafe Drug
If you’ve been injured by an unsafe drug, contact a board certified attorney to learn how you can hold the responsible parties accountable for their mistakes. We have represented many clients who were harmed by defective drugs and defective products. Contact our office at 888-526-7616 for a free case review.