As reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 1.4 million individuals1 in the United States reside in nursing homes or similar long-term care facilities. Because many of these nursing home residents are elderly and may have multiple health problems, the large majority of residents have at least one prescription for medication—if not many prescriptions. In a typical nursing home, thousands of pills may be administered each and every day. Though this makes it easy to make a mistake regarding an individual’s medication, nursing homes are held to a strict duty of care2 and … Read MorePosted In: Drug Injury
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 29 million1 or more individuals in the United States have diabetes. To help control blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes, doctors may prescribe medications that involve incretin therapy.2 The most popular incretin therapy drug on the market is called Januvia and is manufactured by pharmaceutical giant Merck.
Though the once-a-day pill is effective in regulating blood sugar levels, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has conducted investigations and issued warnings3 regarding potentially dangerous side effects that Januvia can cause in … Read MorePosted In: Drug Injury
Pharmaceuticals are intended to treat illnesses and medical conditions and improve a patient’s quality of life. Unfortunately, some medications create additional medical issues in patients, some even more serious than the underlying illness. Though almost every drug has some side effects, products with unreasonably high risks of dangerous effects should be pulled from the shelves or, at least, should adequately warn potential consumers of the risks so that they may make an educated decision about taking the drug.
Many pharmaceuticals companies in recent years seem to be more concerned with their profits than with the health and safety of the … Read MorePosted In: Drug Injury