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Do Doctors Know When They Prescribe Risky Medication?

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February 12, 2015
Colson Hicks Eidson

Our Injury Lawyer Talks About Which Parties May Be Responsible for Your Drug Injuries

In the following video, pharmaceutical litigation attorney Joe Kalbac describes how, in most cases, doctors are usually unaware of potential drug risks before prescribing medication. This can be caused by doctors not educating themselves about the drugs or relying solely on drug companies for their drug information. Pharmaceutical companies oftentimes fail to adequately disclose possible health complications to prescribing physicians. Our team of defective drug lawyers knows how to effectively pursue compensation on behalf of drug injury victims and their families. Speak with the law firm of Colson Hicks Eidson for more information about our involvement in ongoing pharmaceutical litigation.

Video Transcription:

I do not believe that doctors know all of the risks of these medications. I think they know what’s told to them by the pharmaceutical companies. The pharmaceutical companies spend lots and lots of money advertising their particular drugs. Lots of the pharmacy companies know about the adverse effects of their drugs, and don’t make it known to doctors.

So, I think there are two reasons that doctors don’t always know the side effects of certain drugs. They don’t educate themselves, and we see cases involving that, but also there are cases where the pharmacy company chooses not to advise the doctors of certain complications related to their particular drugs that they know about. If you need more information call me, Joe Kalbac, or Colson Hicks Eidson at 305-476-7400, or you can visit our website at colson.com.