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What happens if defective drugs fail to meet FDA standards?


About a month ago this blog touched on one aspect of the federal Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) apparatus used to regulate the pharmaceutical industry, its Current Good Manufacturing Standards (CGMPs). Readers may recall that these guidelines govern how companies design manage and control the facilities they use to manufacture the drugs that are so necessary for so many Texas residents to maintain their health. Further, in a separate post, we discussed that when a manufacturer fails to meet these standards, FDA will label drugs produced there 'adulterated.' As we pointed out then, this label does not necessarily mean any particular bottle of pills is bad, just that there was some failure in meeting the CGPS in the manufacturing process.

What happens if defective drugs fail to meet FDA standards?


About a month ago this blog touched on one aspect of the federal Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) apparatus used to regulate the pharmaceutical industry, its Current Good Manufacturing Standards (CGMPs). Readers may recall that these guidelines govern how companies design manage and control the facilities they use to manufacture the drugs that are so necessary for so many Texas residents to maintain their health. Further, in a separate post, we discussed that when a manufacturer fails to meet these standards, FDA will label drugs produced there 'adulterated.' As we pointed out then, this label does not necessarily mean any particular bottle of pills is bad, just that there was some failure in meeting the CGPS in the manufacturing process.

How do FDA manufacturing practices apply to defective drugs?


One of the miracles of modern medicine is the wide variety of pharmaceutical drugs available. For millions of people, the relief brought by the use of various drugs is a boon that improves their lives every day. Of course, as Texas residents may be aware, medicine can be dangerous as well. For example, medications could come with adverse side effects or improper instructions. But what if a drug is manufactured incorrectly, for example by being made too strong, or with improper ingredients? Then the dangers of taking that medicine may multiply.

How do FDA manufacturing practices apply to defective drugs?


One of the miracles of modern medicine is the wide variety of pharmaceutical drugs available. For millions of people, the relief brought by the use of various drugs is a boon that improves their lives every day. Of course, as Texas residents may be aware, medicine can be dangerous as well. For example, medications could come with adverse side effects or improper instructions. But what if a drug is manufactured incorrectly, for example by being made too strong, or with improper ingredients? Then the dangers of taking that medicine may multiply.

Consumers raise questions about possible defective drugs

Clinical trials are intended to protect the general public by determining whether a medication is actually effective and whether it has any drastic side effects. Patients in Texas and across the rest of the United States rely on these trials and the approval of the Food and Drug Administration to keep defective drugs off of the market. However, the validity of a clinical trial used for a popular blood thinner and heart drug has recently been called into question.

Consumers raise questions about possible defective drugs

Clinical trials are intended to protect the general public by determining whether a medication is actually effective and whether it has any drastic side effects. Patients in Texas and across the rest of the United States rely on these trials and the approval of the Food and Drug Administration to keep defective drugs off of the market. However, the validity of a clinical trial used for a popular blood thinner and heart drug has recently been called into question.

Does the FDA have authority to control foreign-made drugs?

If you take a prescription drug, it doesn't matter where the product is manufactured. You want to be certain that the product your doctor has recommended is going to perform the way it's supposed to for your condition and when taken as directed. If bad side effects are a possibility, you want to know about that, too. That's your right.

Mouse study suggests hearing loss risks from antibiotic drug

Antibiotic drugs are important weapons in the health care arsenal. Unfortunately, they also represent something of two-edged sword. They can knock out potentially deadly bacterial infections in the body. But experts generally agree that overuse has allowed bacteria to develop resistance. Some antibiotics aren't as effective as they once might have been.

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