Generic Drug Threatens Life, Education Dreams

Generic drugs have provided low cost prescription drugs to consumers, but they also can also have dangerous consequences because patients who take generics inadvertently give up their right to justice.

That’s exactly what Sophie experienced. While in college working on her Environmental Studies degree, she began taking two generic drugs prescribed to help clear her complexion. However, instead of a clear skin, Sophie experienced multiple pulmonary emboli, serious blood clots in the lungs, and almost died. 

Because her healing process required so much time, Sophie took a medical leave of absence from college. When she went on medical leave, the government withdrew her funding for the remainder of the year, leaving her with a tuition debt. 

As soon as she was able, Sophie enrolled in a local community college to try to catch up to others her age. Not long after, her previous college called and demanded that she start repaying her tuition debt. Sophie tried to work two jobs to pay the student loans, but in the end, Sophie dropped out of school to work full time. 

To read Sophie’s story in its entirety, click here.

Justice has been denied for victims like Sophie who suffer injury and illness as a result of taking a generic drug. That has to change. To let your voices be heard in the fight to hold generic drug manufacturers accountable, sign this petition to the FDA. 

If no one is accountable, no one is safe.