Should you sue Prednisone?
When I first started working in the pharmacy, guess where you found the prednisone pill bottle?
You’d think it would be in the “P” part of the alphabet near Premarin.
It was in the D’s.
Near Deltasone, the brand name of prednisone.
Everything in the pharmacy was organized by Brand Name drug’s name alphabetized, then by the generic drug after that.
So you had to memorize the brand and generic names backwards and forwards to figure out where to put away pill bottles (my first job in the family pharmacy, working alongside my grandfather).
Well no one organizes a pharmacy that way anymore, because most brand name drugs aren’t the major sellers.
80-90% of drugs dispensed are the generic version.
So now you probably find Prednisone bottles in the P part of the alphabet in most pharmacies.
Why did I just tell you that story of pharmacy history?
Because it has everything to do with whether or not you can sue prednisone.
I’ve been asked multiple times whether I would lead a class-action lawsuit against the prednisone manufacturer since it causes so many awful side effects.
This article looks at how endeavoring to sue a generic drug manufacturer for side effects is likely a futile endeavor.
The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that generic drug manufacturers cannot be held liable for side effects if they followed the original labeling of the drug. Additionally, the original manufacturer, Deltasone, is no longer in existence.
Thus, attempting to sue them will be unsuccessful as well.
It is suggested that those with an issue with a generic drug seek legal advice to determine if a lawsuit is viable, though the likelihood of success is low.
Alternative coping mechanisms are also recommended, such as therapy, speaking to a pharmacist, or reading the book ‘Loving What Is’.
All these are better ways to address adverse side effects than suing a generic drug manufacturer.
Natali Shabani (2020) Website Copyright © 2023 by Neubauer & Associates, Inc. – “When That Which Is Supposed to Heal, Does Harm Than Good“
Byron Katie with Stepen Mitchell (2022) – “Loving What Is“
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