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Kentucky Drug Lawyers: FDA to track side effects of drugs

Kentucky drug lawyers know that pharmaceutical companies have been slow to “self report” complications to the FDA. Today, the FDA announced that it plans to develop a computer tracking system to monitor side effects of drugs. The system is being designed to replace the self-reporting system that led to the slow responses in the Vioxx cases. See the articles on Reuters and New York Times.

Contaminated Heparin blood thinners from Baxter International Inc have led to several lawsuits in Kentucky recently. As many as 400 serious injuries and 81 deaths resulting from the partially-recalled product have been reported thus far. http://www.pharmalive.com/News/index.cfm?articleid=540566&categoryid=10

The new electronic system proposed by the FDA should drastically reduce the number of potential victims affected by contaminated drugs and serious side-effects.