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Risky drugs need simpler safeguards to protect patients from drug injuries

by fpw | August 5th, 2010

Those who have dealt with drug injuries associated with controversial medications like Avandia may appreciate what some medical professionals are recommending.

According to Reuters, risky drugs need a simpler process to ensure patients’ safety when it comes to protecting them from drug injuries.

The process for protecting patients from drug injuries associated with risky drugs known as REMS (risk evaluation and mitigation strategies) should have less paperwork and be more consistent, say drug makers and pharmacy representatives.

Right now patient information packets that come with medications are the most common form of protection against drug injuries from prescription medication.

However, drug makers and pharmacy representatives are recommending more studies with high-risk medications during the drug making process. They also advocate the same safety warnings and process for similar drugs with the potential for the same time of drug injuries.

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Glaxo settles Avandia drug injury suits

by fpw | May 13th, 2010

May 13, 2010

One drug company is paying for the drug injuries patients suffered under treatment of one of its drugs.

According to Reuters, GlaxoSmithKline is settling lawsuits brought by patients who sued the company for drug injuries they suffered while taking the company’s drug Avandia.

The amount of the settlements has not been released; however, the patients involved in the suits suffered Avandia drug injuries such as heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and strokes. Others died as a result.

The drug is no longer a major GlaxoSmithKline product due to the controversy around Avandia drug injuries.

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