FDA Issues Warnings on Fraudulent Claims for STD Drugs

According to a report from CNN Health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued warnings to a number of companies concerning fraudulent claims on over-the-counter STD drugs. These drugs are being advertised as a way to treat or prevent sexually transmitted diseases. However the truth is, no over-the-counter medication is available on the market that can treat an STD. In addition, STDs cannot be prevented with drugs.   Only a licensed healthcare provider can prescribe an appropriate type of STD drug, one approved by the FDA and available in a prescription form. So far 12 companies have been issued warnings that they are violating federal law by making fraudulent claims on the ability to treat STDs such as AIDS, HIV, Chlamydia, herpes and genital warts.  Not properly treated, these types of disease can cause additional medical complications and put the health of the public at risk with the potential for spreading it.  When a drug is marketed as one thing but could result in further injuries, it may lead to the filing of a dangerous drug claim. A New York dangerous drug attorney can evaluate your case to determine if your injuries were preventable and who may be held negligent.

Contacting a New York Dangerous Drug Attorney

When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved one because of a dangerous drug, you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a New York dangerous drug attorney can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries, and decide if filing a dangerous drug claim is right for you. At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of dangerous drug attorneys to serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, dangerous drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your dangerous drug claim, contact us today– 1-800-246-4878.

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