It seems as though a new medication comes onto the market every week. Many of these drugs literally save people's lives. However, in the rush to be the first company to put a medication for a particular condition on the market, a pharmaceutical manufacturer could make a mistake that threatens the lives of those who take it.
Dangerous drugs cause deaths and serious injuries to New York patients each year. An experimental drug for rheumatoid arthritis called sirukumab was reported by reviewers at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as causing an increased number of deaths when compared to a placebo.
Both prescription and non-prescription medication can have adverse effects on users. Women in New York and the rest of the nation who use YAZ, a birth control pill created by Bayer Healthcare, should be aware of its side effects and the current lawsuits that are pending against the company who makes it. On the federal level, the high number of pending Yaz lawsuits has been consolidated in one court in Illinois.