Women Alert to Harmful Drugs

Knowledge is important in navigating the safety issues around the use of prescription drugs and medical devices. This is especially true for women, who are marketed to heavily by pharmaceutical companies hoping to cash in on their health care needs.

Long before the term “snake oil” became synonymous in this country with fraudulent health care products, charlatans began exploiting the unique health care needs of women. You might think that a lot has changed since traveling “doctors” and their shills hawked miracle cures for everything from cancer to what were called “female complaints.” In truth, a long line of harmful drugs and medical devices have been – and continue to be – sold to unsuspecting women. For all those grandmas, moms, daughters, sisters and friends out there, you should know more.