Pharmaceutical giants face thousands of lawsuits each year, as unexpected or hidden side effects cause countless injuries and death in unsuspecting individuals.
Taking any kind of medication during pregnancy can pose a risk to a developing baby, thanks to the limited ability to perform clinical trials and determine any kind of sure safety.
Numerous lawsuits against SSRIs, a common variety of antidepressants, have emerged as they’ve been linked to birth defects when taken by expectant mothers.
Most drugs approved by the FDA go through rigorous testing to determine their safety for human use, but there’s one demographic that’s excluded: pregnant women.
Pregnancy and depression has long been under study due to the potentially adverse affects the mental illness can have on a developing baby.
Millions of women across the U.S. take antidepressants to improve their mental health and well-being, and many moms-to-be fall into this category.