The current coronavirus pandemic is presenting individuals and families with newfound challenges on a daily basis.
Whether it is facing unemployment, adjusting to social distancing, or keeping enough food on the table, the one thing Americans have in common right now is uncertainty. However, trusting the medication you’re prescribed shouldn’t be on this list of concerns.
Members of our legal team at Hotze Runkle PLLC believe consumers ought to be able to trust their healthcare providers and drug manufacturers. Unfortunately, we also know this is not always the case. We’re confident in taking down manufacturers, specifically Sanofi-Aventis, in regards to their chemotherapy drug Taxotere and fighting for patients who have been harmed from undisclosed side effects.
Spotting Faulty Medication During These Tough Times
You want your medicine to do what it says it’s going to do, but in the face of the widespread infection of COVID-19, there’s even more at risk from medicine manufacturers who make false claims.
At Hotze Runkle PLLC, we have the experience and track record of defeating established drug manufacturers who are comfortable withholding information from honest consumers.
Here are some tips from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for spotting faulty coronavirus cures:
- Be suspicious of products that claim to treat a wide range of diseases.
- Personal testimonials are no substitute for scientific evidence.
- Few diseases or conditions can be treated quickly, so be suspicious of any therapy claimed as a “quick fix.”
- If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
- “Miracle cures,” claimed as scientific breakthroughs or containing secret ingredients, are likely a hoax.
- Know that you can’t test yourself for COVID-19.
Examples of Fraudulent Coronavirus Medications
The FDA continues to make it clear to the public that while researchers and healthcare professionals continue to investigate, there has yet to be a medication or vaccine discovered to prevent or treat the coronavirus.
Jim Bakker is a televangelist who is currently being sued by Missouri for the production and sale of Silver Solution. He debuted this fake medication, which he claimed could cure the coronavirus in February on his TV show, and by doing so violated both state and federal law.
There have also been multiple, fake at-home tests being sold across the country. These cannot accurately tell individuals if they test positive for COVID-19 and also have the potential to cause harm.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), you may be able to recover from the virus at home, but you do need to monitor your symptoms closely and separate yourself from others.
Aside from common over-the-counter medications to treat a fever, cough or other symptoms, you should not be purchasing anything that isn’t approved by the CDC to treat or test for the coronavirus. You should seek out medical attention if you start to experience any of the following:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
You Deserve the Truth
At Hotze Runkle PLLC, we do not condone the advertisement and sale of faulty medication. This includes companies being negligent when sharing potential side effects with consumers.
Our experience with pharmaceutical lawsuits is something we want to continue to share with individuals who have been harmed as a result of Taxotere.
Long-term side effects caused by medications that make false claims can cause physical and mental trauma. Whether it’s the unexpected side effects of Taxotere or the false claims of other pharmaceutical companies, our lawyers are here to help you file your Taxotere claim and come out on the other side of it victorious – and with the compensation you deserve.
Contact us today at (877) 919-0830 for a FREE case review.