Which raises the question: are people and doctors taking enough responsibility for how they take their medicines? Another question: are companies doing enough to treat consumers of medicines as customers, resolving problems, addressing side effects on an individualized basis instead of behind a battalion of lawyers..
My guess is the answer is no. Therefore simply dialing up the FDA to complain about one own's sloppy behavior is no way to resolve the issue. A better way would be to get patients with similar meds, conditions and characteristics to report and share information about their experience with all drugs, OTC, prescription, supplements within a virtual community. Then that information can be scrubbed and reviewed for trends and safety signals.
Which is why CMPI is a proud sponsor of http://www.iguard.org the first patient created and patient centered source of information on how drugs are affecting people like you and me.
The Consumers Union recommendation is well intentioned but old school. The way and wave of the future is http://www.iguard.org