Nearly half of Americans have taken at least one prescription drug in the past 30 days, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This doesn’t count the many over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and dietary supplements people take every day.
While the rise in prescription medication use can sound alarming, drugs are often an important solution for managing pain and combating illnesses.
Unfortunately, not all medications end up helping patients.
The growth of prescription medication use has also led to an increase in unexpected side effects. Those who are affected by dangerous drugs don’t have to suffer alone. Patients are fighting back against careless drug makers by filing lawsuits and holding them accountable.