At the law firm of Goodman Acker, P.C., our Michigan dangerous drug attorneys
frequently represent patients who have sufferedserious injury or even deathafter taking a prescription drug proven to be dangerous and cause for the
injury or death. Patients who have suffered injury do have legal rights
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Generic versions of Toprol XL, a heart drug, have recently been recalled
due to the medication not dissolving properly in patients – therefore
not working as they should. Toprol XL and its generic versions are beta
blockers meaning they are used to treat high blood pressure and heart ailments.
The generic Toprol XL is being recalled by two large Indian manufacturers
– Wockhardt and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories. Over the last two
months, more than 100,000 bottles have been recalled. No injuries have
been reported, however Dr. Harry Lever, a cardiologist at the Cleveland
Clinic, has been warning about the serious side effects from generic versions
of Toprol XL. These concerns were reported to the FDA in 2012.
The number of recalled bottles is relatively small compared with the 38
million prescriptions for another generic version of the Toprol XL drug,
known as Metroprolol Succinate, that was filled in the US in 2013. The
recalls for this medication were Class II, meaning they may cause temporary
As a result of all these recalls, the FDA is looking into the quality of
generic medications that compromise nearly 80 percent of all U.S. Prescriptions
(according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration).
Pharmaceutical companies manufacture hundreds of drugs each year. Even
though each medication is approved by the FDA before it reaches the public,
statistics show that patients are injured and killed due to drugs having
dangerous side effects. In fact, according to the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) pharmaceutical drugs kill over 40,000 people each and every year.
If you or someone you love was recently injured due to the effects of a
medication, call our top rated
Michigan dangerous drug attorneys today to discuss your case. We will review your case for free and determine
whether or not you have basis to file a lawsuit. In many cases, a lawsuit
must be filed within a certain time frame, known as statute of limitations.
For this reason it is important that you do not wait to consult with one
of our top rated expert dangerous drug attorneys in Michigan. Call now at
(248) 793-2010 to learn your rights and get the help you need!