Our practice is not just about filing lawsuits. We are genuinely concerned for public safety and seek to hold irresponsible companies accountable for their dangerous products. If you have questions about potentially dangerous drugs, supplements or other products, you may want to consider the following links and resources.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
The FDA can be contacted at http://www.fda.gov. From there, you can access information regarding public warnings, recalls, and other important information concerning drugs, cosmetics, food and dietary supplements. If you have a specific drug or supplement that caused you and adverse reaction, you can report this to the "Medwatch" program sponsored by the FDA at www.fda.gov/medwatch/index.html.
Another useful source for drug, supplement and herbal information can be found at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation.html .
For updated news on food and drug safety, another government run database to consider is www.fsis.usda.gov.
Dangerous Chemical and Materials
The law requires manufacturers of dangerous chemical and materials to publish information about the risks associated with these products. The warnings are often referred to in documents called Material Safety Data Sheets ("MSDS"). Good MSDS index sources can be located at:
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
If you are concerned about potentially toxic substances or pesticides, the EPA maintains a database that can be accessed as well. Simply contact the EPA at http://www.epa.gov.
For general questions concerning medical issues, we suggest Medline Plus, which can be accessed at http://www.medlineplus.gov.
Other educational sites include those operated by the New England Journal of Medicine and the Mayo Clinic. You can find them at http://content.nejm.org/ and www.mayo.edu
California Healthcare Web-Sites
The State of California has developed a number of useful websites on issues related to healthcare. If you have concerns about fraudulent or misleading claims related to a certain drug or dietary supplement, you can check for and report such claims through the Health Fraud Task Force at http://www.healthfraudca.org.
In addition, if you have questions about your doctor, nurse or other healthcare provider, the following sites may also be useful:
California Medical Board- http://www.medbd.ca.gov
California Osteopathic Medical Board- http://www.ombc.ca.gov
California Board of Registered Nursing- http://www.rn.ca.gov
California Board of Podiatric Medicine- http://www.bpm.ca.gov