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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.

Is a drug you are taking on the recall list?

When you need medication, you put your trust in your prescriber, the pharmacist, and the manufacturer that the drug will help you and not harm you. And yet, there are numerous recalls every month for drugs that have caused dangerous side effects, some of which do not have proper warnings or complete information on the labels.

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