As a consumer who uses medications and medical devices, you expect that the pharmaceutical companies, your medical providers and pharmacists will make sure that everything is right for you. You need to know that what you put into your body is safe, and if it has potential side effects, then you want to know those as well.
Pharmaceutical drug companies often become the center of liability cases resulting from injuries caused to patients. Manufacturers have a responsibility to test drugs and medications before allowing them on the market. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration provides the testing criteria these companies are meant to use. On top of this, the companies must warn you about any and all potential side effects from medications. These companies should explain the risks, so you can make an informed decision about whether or not to use a particular medication.