Joy Cardin Discusses Dangers Harmful Drugs Pose to Women on NPR Show

Women suffer disproportionately from the effects of dangerous and defective drugs and medical devices. Women take more medications than men, respond differently to them, and are more likely to suffer adverse drug events.

To make a bad situation worse, many injured patients and their families cannot hold the manufacturers accountable for injuries from some drugs and devices.  

Joy Cardin of The Joy Cardin Show discussed the dangers harmful drugs pose to women this morning on her weekly show on Wisconsin Public Radio.

In the segment, Cardin interviewed Ann Jacobs, President-Elect of the Wisconsin Association for Justice to discuss Let America Know’s April newsletter focused on the dangers women face and what can be done to make women aware of dangerous products. 

“A lot of women don’t recognize the fact that the medications and drugs and devices that are marketed specifically towards women have a long history of being under tested and causing actual and direct harm to women,” Jacobs said. 

Jacobs went on to cite the American Association for Justice’s report, Unequal Harm, as a great resource for women who want to research and learn about the dangerous drugs and devices that are out there. 

Without legal accountability, manufactures have less incentive to let women know of new side-effects of their products. That needs to change.

To hear the complete interview, click here.

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