Doctors throughout the United States, including in New York, are concerned
over a new medication that recently received FDA approval. The medication
is scheduled to hit pharmacy shelves on March 1. It is intended to be
used as a painkiller; and, according to many doctors, it should be classified
among the many other types of dangerous drugs that are currently on the market.
The prescription medication that has so many up in arms is known as Zohydro.
Opponents against its release claim that it is extremely addictive. Even
the FDA, which approved of its use, has issued warnings that the drug
could lead to death, even when used as directed.
Citing health concerns, more than 40 different medical and consumer advocacy
organizations have requested the FDA to reverse its approval of the drug.
Many expect that the powerful painkiller will increase the number of people
who are addicted to pain pills. Indeed, considering that the release of
this medication has caused so much uproar so early in its existence, it
is worrisome to think what other dangerous drugs the FDA could knowingly approve.
The fact is that dangerous drugs are being sold to consumers right now.
With some drugs, such as Zohydro, certain dangers are already known; however,
many drugs are marketed as completely safe to consumers, even though they
could cause serious debilitation and/or injury to unsuspecting victims.
New York residents who suspect they or a loved one was injured because
of a dangerous medication can investigate the strengths and weaknesses
associated with pursuing a personal injury lawsuit. If successfully litigated,
a dangerous drugs lawsuit could help victims receive money to pay for
much needed medical services relating to their injury. Victims may also
be able to receive restitution for other financial and emotional damages
caused by the drug.
Source: foxsanantonio.com, Dangerous drug Zohydro hits market on March 1, Randy
Escamilla, Feb. 28, 2014