Pharmaceutical Litigation

2 Dangerous Drugs You Probably Didn’t Know About

By March 4, 2018 November 21st, 2019 No Comments

Many Texas residents are surprised to learn that FDA-approved drugs are sometimes extremely dangerous. In fact, there are numerous drugs on the market right now — that your doctor could prescribe you — which pose a serious risk to your health. This article will take a look at two under-the-radar dangerous drugs, that a lot of people don’t know pose a risk to their health.

Lipitor and Crestor: Lipitor and Crestor are statin drugs that are heavily prescribed by doctors to people with high LDL cholesterol. In fact, virtually every adult who shows up to a doctor with a high cholesterol will receive a prescription for one of these drugs. The problem is that a lot of doctors feel that statins are over-prescribed and that even though they might help prevent heart attacks, they also cause health issues like arthritis, chronic pain, dizziness and weakness. In fact, an FDA spokesperson recommended that statins are one of the top five most dangerous drugs for patients.

Yaz and Yasmin: These are birth control pills that cure acne and resolve severe PMS. They also help women prevent the water retention that is associated with normal birth control. Sadly, however, the birth control pills were causing young women to have strokes and blood clots and even die. It’s terrifying to know it’s true, but these highly dangerous drugs, Yaz and Yasmine, continue to be on the market, and women continue to place themselves at risk by using it.

Patients who are prescribed Lipitor, Crestor, Yaz and Yasmine — and who suffer injuries as a result of taking these dangerous drugs — may have strong claims to pursue financial compensation in court. If their court cases are successfully navigated, Texas residents can get money to pay for their medical care and other damages related to their physical injuries.