Whenever a major pharmaceutical drug is recalled, it can trigger a long list of questions with consumers. Why was this particular drug recalled? What were the repercussions? How many people were affected? Recalls on popular drugs can include everything from pain relievers to antihistamines, and have the potential to affect millions of people worldwide.
When the wildly popular weight-loss drug Fen-Pen was recalled in 1997 (after being on the market for 24 years), 50,000 people filed suit in a case that would cost the manufacturers nearly $14 billion. Because drug injury can affect a wide range of people (whether in Provo or Philadelphia), many people choose to file a suit through a drug injury lawyer to receive an optimal settlement. Here’s a brief overview of some of the largest drug recalls in history.