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description="Daniel Gallucci from RodaNast, P.C. talks about Drug Companies"
One of the major problems in our country is the way drugs are distributed and information is provided to consumers. The drug companies have gone to national TV advertising. They spent a fortune letting the consumer know about the drug, but the drug companies are not required to give them all the warnings. Only the doctor knows the warnings. So you have a situation now, people are coming in to doctors and saying, “I want drug X,” which they saw on TV. They never would have asked for that drug had they not seen that TV commercial. So you have people with diabetes, who have a lot of illnesses to begin with, given a drug that increases the risk of some of those injuries. And eventually as a standard practice, instead of it being actually a recall, the drug company stopped selling the product. There’s no reason to approve of a drug if there’s a safer alternative.