A defective drug is a prescription or over-the-counter medication that causes physical, psychological or emotional injury. These personal injuries may be a result of a defect in the drug, or because of incomplete labeling or insufficient warnings.
It is the drug manufacturer’s responsibility to authorize the appropriate tests before submitting the drug for approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A drug manufacturer must also include any potential side effects and warnings on the label, so consumers are made fully aware of any risks associated with that product.
Pharmacists and doctors also have the responsibility to ensure that their products do not cause harm. A pharmacist is responsible for issuing the accurate dosage of the correct medication. Doctors are responsible for prescribing the best medication for your injury or illness. This is important because some drugs have dangerous side effects, while others have the potential to cause long-term damage.
Product liability laws hold the manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors responsible for developing and dispensing defective drugs. A drug may be defective because of design flaws, manufacturing defects and insufficient labels and warnings.
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