If I take a drug that is “FDA approved”, does that mean it is safe?

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No, the fact that a drug claims it is “FDA approved” does not mean it is necessarily safe. Many companies claim that their products have been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) when they actually have not. In addition, many products that are approved by the FDA can cause harm to consumers.

By law, if the FDA approves a product, that means that experts have examined the product, tested it, and proved it to be safe. Products that must be tested by the FDA include high-risk products like prescription drugs. However, some low risk products can go on the market without FDA approval, including makeup and dietary supplements. Some dietary supplements say they are “FDA approved”, but actually the FDA only regulated the facility used to manufacture the product, not the product itself. If you need to know if a specific product is actually FDA approved or if it is unregulated, you can visit the FDA’s website and search for a specific product.

Unfortunately, some of these unregulated consumer products end up causing harm to consumers. If you believe that you have been harmed by a consumer product, you should speak with an attorney. If you are in the Houston area, call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. Our team can help. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation, or visit us on Facebook

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