Passed in 1992, the Prescription Drug Free User Act marked an agreement
under which drug manufacturers would help fund the FDA in exchange for
faster drug approvals. The intent was to give patients quicker access
to potentially helpful experimental drugs. However, a new study suggests
the expedition of the drug approval process has led to an increase in
the overall number of safety warnings and product recalls.
After the act was passed, Black Box warnings (the FDA’s most serious)
and product withdrawals accounted for 26.7 out of every 100 drugs that
were approved. Between 1975 and 2009, approximately 34 of every 100 drugs
that were placed in a pharmacy would be recalled. Half of those new warnings
emerged within the first 12 years following the respective drug’s
approval, and the other half emerged within the first five years of the
If you have been harmed as a result of taking a prescribed
dangerous drug, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages. The experienced
Golomb & Honik will fight aggressively to ensure your rights are protected every step
of the way.
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