List of Known Problematic Drugs


Is My Medication On A Watch List?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has created a program called, “MedWatch,” which is designed to alert consumers about important safety information and reporting serious medical problems with medications.  MedWatch’s Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program regularly reports drug recalls and those that are on the watch-list.  Additionally, MedWatch publishes an annual report providing updated safety information relating to drugs, medical devices, vaccines and other biologics, dietary supplements and cosmetics.  According to MedWatch, these alerts “contain actionable information that may impact both treatment and diagnostic choices for healthcare professional and patient.”  Click here to read the 2016 Safety Alerts for Human Medical Products.


Antidepressants such as Zoloft, Prozac, Paxil, Lexapro and Effexor have been linked to serious side effects such as suicide, birth defects and withdrawal once treatment is completed.

Antibiotics such as the “Z-Pak” can cause deadly heart problems, especially for those with preexisting heart conditions.

Birth control pills such as Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella can cause life-threatening side effects such as blood clots, stoke, and death.

Defective blood thinners such as Cestor or Pradaxa can lead to fatal complications such as liver failure, heart attack, and uncontrolled bleeding.


In December 2015,  MedWatch published a list identifying those medications that had drug safety labeling changes, including labeling changes to the BOXED WARNING, CONTRAINDICATIONS, WARNINGS, PRECAUTIONS, ADVERSE REACTIONS, or PATIENT PACKAGE INSERT/MEDICATION GUIDE sections.

Additionally, a number of communications and alerts have been published relating to the following medications:


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We Hold Manufacturers, Pharmacies and Healthcare Providers Accountable for Their Mistakes.

What Kinds of Errors Happen in a Pharmacy?

  • Putting the wrong drug into the patient’s prescription bottle;
  • Putting the wrong dose of a medication into the patient’s prescription bottle;
  • Giving a patient a different patient’s medication;
  • Failing to advise the patient how to take the medication properly;
  • Failing to advise the patient of potential side effects or drug interactions;
  • Failure to call the ordering doctor for clarification if a prescription note is illegible; and
  • Improperly filling the prescription for a patient.

What Kinds of Medication Mistakes Happen by Healthcare Providers?

  • Administering the wrong drug to the right patient;
  • Administering the right drug to the wrong patient;
  • Failing to advise the patient how to take the medication properly;
  • Failing to advise the patient of potential side effects or drug interactions; and
  • Failing to monitor the patient for adverse reactions and side effects.

What Kinds of Drug Defects Occur?

  • Manufacturing Defects, meaning that the drug was manufactured improperly or has been contaminated and causes harm to the person who ingests it;
  • Side-Effect Defects, meaning that the drug was manufactured properly, but has an unexpected or unreasonable side effect resulting in harm to certain persons who ingest it; and
  • Warning Defects, meaning that the drug packaging or marketing did not include proper instructions, warnings, or recommendations for how to use the drug.

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The attorneys at Freiwald Law, P.C. hold doctors, nurses, hospitals, technicians, pharmacists, pharmacies and any other negligent parties accountable for injuries sustained due to a prescription errormedication mistake and/or drug defect.  We will launch a full investigation, and will prosecute all meritorious claims to achieve a just result for you and your family.  Victims of these types of errors may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Cost of Medical care
  • Lost of income
  • Diminished future earning capacity
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Pain and suffering

Medication errors happen more often than we know.  They often go unreported and can have traumatic consequences.  If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered injuries as a result of a prescription errormedication mistake or drug defectContact Us for an evaluation of your potential claims.

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