Doctors have an obligation to inform patients of risks associated with prescriptions, but they can’t stay up to date on every research paper and FDA warning. Sometimes, a research study links a drug to serious side effects after it has been on the market for years, or doctors continue prescribing a medication long after the FDA issues a warning about its side effects.
Your healthcare provider is a partner in your care, but that doesn’t mean your doctor is the only source of guidance or knows all the risks associated with your prescriptions. To protect yourself and your child, you must be an active participant in making healthcare decisions. Do your own research, ask questions, and know your options. Continue reading here.