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Understanding the topic of medical fraud and off labeling is important, especially for consumers who participate in the use of prescription drugs. It is imperative to understand what your doctor is prescribing and knowing the specific uses of said drug. Off labeling may occur and recognizing this fact will only benefit a wise consumer and make them aware of the risks of using a drug that was prescribed for a uses not on the label. This topic is especially important during the time of new Healthcare reform. Although it seems like we should be able to trust our doctors and believe what they tell us and the drugs they approve for us to use, we have the responsibility to check their credibility and research the drugs on our own. When we don't look for specifics about pharmaceutical drugs, we are at risk of being hurt with side effects. Because the doctors are allowed to prescribe an approved drug for anything, as long as the FDA clears it, we can be fooled into believing it was made for a specific ailment. Also, the doctors are not required to tell the specifics of a drug, we can only be responsible for knowing that ourselves.
The problem this topic addresses is the reality that major pharmaceutical companies are committing fraud to fool consumers. Recognizing that what they are participating in is fraud shed's a light on what we should be questioning. It also includes understanding the role of the FDA and how effective their laws are. Witnessing crack downs on major companies on behalf of the consumer, and the penalties administered, makes us believe that our government, in some ways, is looking out for our best interest.
I believe bringing this fraud into the light is the start of a change. The more consumers hear about big cases, like that of Pfizer, the more they can begin to question. The purpose of this paper is to talk about the awareness... [continues]
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