When you go to the doctor or the hospital, you are putting your life in the hands of others. There is a certain amount of trust that must exist here. You must feel comfortable in knowing that the people caring for you are capable and doing everything that they can. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
However, it is not always the medical staff that is at fault. Just as you place your trust in the medical staff, they place their trust in the pharmaceutical companies. The doctors and nurses trust that the medications and products that they are using are effective and not tainted. Sometimes, however, pharmaceutical companies distribute faulty products.
Even simple medications can cause large problems if they are not held to a certain standard. When a pharmaceutical company makes a mistake, it will be a problem until it is corrected. For instance, a blood thinner like heparin is used fairly often. Recently there was a case of faulty heparin shipped out to several hospitals. This resulted in many allergic reactions to the tainted drug.
While there was only a light reaction in this particular case, the reactions can be far more severe. If an antibiotic or an analgesic or other types of medications do not work correctly, it could result in something as serious as the death of the patient.