How does a dangerous drug get released to the public?
One of the ways a dangerous drug reaches the public is that the drug company who produced the medicine either minimized the or hid the risks associated with the drug and the side-effects it may cause. Another potential fault rests with the Federal Drug Adminsitration (FDA) and their failure to conduct a thorough investigation of the drug manufacturers' application concerning the defective drug.
While these are the two most common ways a bad drug is introduced to the public, it's not always the case, and that is why drug litigation is a lengthy process. There are seferal questions that need to be answered, and the drug company will fight extremely hard to limit their liability.