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How can patients learn about new medications they take?

Consumers today are more informed than ever about the potential risks associated with a variety of products. Medication typically tops the list of products about which the public has expressed concern. While people understand that drugs are necessary to treat medical conditions, they worry about suffering harm caused by faulty medication.

Stay alert about the latest potentially defective drugs

A large part of the way we serve residents of Kingsport involves staying up-to-date about any potential news that might affect our fellow Tennesseans. We use all of our resources to uncover this information so that we are already prepared to help those in need who make contact with our staff. One area we look at regularly is the latest information about defective drugs.

Dangerous defective drugs that may still be on the market

How important is medication in the modern world? Most people would answer this question by saying that medicine is not just important, it is essential for survival. Antibiotics alone have saved innumerable lives since they first became available. Other drugs have improved the quality of life for almost everyone in the nation at one time or another.

Liability in defective generic drug cases is complicated

Generic drugs can save residents of Tennessee thousands of dollars or more each year. They are manufactured to the precise specifications of their brand name counterparts. This means that they are exactly like the brand name prescription drugs that cost so much more.

How dangerous are blood thinners like Pradaxa and Xarelto?

As you probably already know, any drug can be dangerous to humans. Even over the counter drugs have injury risks, but these are usually minimal when people use the medicine correctly. Despite the dangers, many drugs have benefits that outweigh the risks in most cases. Blood thinners are good examples of risky drugs that can actually save lives.

Under what conditions can a drug be found defective?

Any product can turn out to be defective, even prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Although many Tennessee residents rely on medication to remain healthy, consuming defective drugs can be like taking a step backwards on the road to good health. In fact, some defective drugs can cause serious illness or death.

Serious injuries caused by defective drugs

Defective drugs are a problem that still happen today even with technology and regulations set forth by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). If you have taken a drug that has since been labeled defective by the FDA you need to stop taking it immediately and safely dispose of it. Here are some serious injuries caused by defective drugs.

How can I safely dispose of my unused medicines?

It's highly likely that at some point during your lifetime you will need to take some sort of medication. Whether the medication is over-the-counter or prescribed by a doctor, you still need to know how to dispose of unused medication. We will provide you with some very important tips for disposing of your unused medications in today's post.

What should I do with a drug that's been recalled?

Drug recalls are a part of life that are bound to happen. With so many different drugs on the market, it's likely that one of the drugs you take at some point in your life will be recalled. So, what do you do should one of your prescriptions get recalled? We will provide you with some instructions in today's post.

Potentially fatal drug reactions manufacturers don't mention

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TENS) are among the worst of all bad drug reactions. Immediately life-threatening, the conditions can be caused by drugs like ibuprofen to antibiotics. However, patients are seldom warned about the possibility even when they are given drugs that are commonly associated with one of these conditions.

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