submitted By John A. Corr, Esq., Stark & Stark Attorneys at Law, www.Stark-Stark.com
Today, the pharmaceutical industry is producing drugs aimed at just about every ailment known to man. In 2014, worldwide pharmaceutical sales topped $1 trillion for the first time, with more than four billion prescriptions filled in the U.S.
While these drugs can often improve the quality of our lives, they also often pose unexpected health risks. The escalating number of pharmaceuticals introduced into the market each year has also led to an increase in the number of drugs that ultimately prove to be defective, and sometimes dangerous.