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Miami Drug Defect Attorney Explains Quality Control Problems
The process of creating drugs is highly complex with several opportunities for serious complications that could lead to personal injury and wrongful death for the people who use them. Sadly, some pharmaceutical companies focus on profit over people, and routinely release drugs that have serious side effects without adequate warnings. In this video, Miami defective drug attorney Patrick Montoya explains the steps of drug creation, as well as the market incentives that can lead to pain and suffering for a vast number of people due to drug defects. Our drug defect attorneys serve clients nationwide with law offices in Miami.
The manufacturing of pharmaceuticals is complicated. First, there’s the ingredients that go into the drug itself. Then there’s the actual manufacturing and the blending of those ingredients and then, at the factory, there is the quality control to make sure that the right things get into the medication. Then the medication must be tested and must be clinically tested over a series of years, research trials, all that must be done properly. Unfortunately, what we’re finding with these pharmaceutical companies is in the rush to make profits, they’re sacrificing people. They’re hiding bad test results that they don’t want to go public because the profits are so enormous. They spend billions and billions of dollars on advertising, yet not enough on research, not enough on clinical studies and they hush bad results, they keep them quiet to keep them from the people. This leads to serious injuries; this leads to a lack of information from the public. This leads to a lack of warnings. Many pharmaceutical cases are due to a lack of proper warnings. People rely on the warnings that are given by manufacturers on the labels for drugs. If manufacturers don’t properly label their drugs and warn of side effects, people can be seriously injured. For more information, you can contact Colson Hicks Eidson at our website, Colson.com.
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