We trust our medications are safe. They should be. After all, the medications we use are approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Yet, some prescription medications cause tremendous personal injuries or deaths to patients. In some cases, drug companies withhold research or even mislead the FDA into approving their products. When that happens, doctors and patients only learn the truth after years of needless suffering.
In recent years, we’ve learned that some common medications may actually cause cancer. I’ll give three recent examples of popular medications linked to cancer — two from current investigations by our firm and one from a prior case. With some medications, we must ask: Does the harm of some medications far outweigh their benefit?