Vicodin and Percocet recall imminent
As I have said repeatedly painkillers are actually killers not just of pain but people too. Since pain is such a common problem even for perfectly healthy people (and even a minor pain can completely paralyze us from doing the simplest of tasks) we have no choice but to take pain relief drugs (I have found, though, that minor headache can be eliminated by putting a chilled eye mask over your eyes). Unfortunately, the drug companies are not only selling dangerous drugs but suggesting much higher doses for common prescription and over-the-counter medications.
Fortunately, FDA is now acting and has decided to move forward with initiating a recall of Vicodin and Percocet. It is also recommending lower suggested doses of other similar drugs because of many cases of liver damage.
What can you do next?
Talk to your doctor to decide how to take care of your pain and also to test you for liver damage.
In case your liver has suffered damage, it is time to discuss your case with a personal injury attorney to assess your legal options and file a lawsuit against the drugmakers.