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FDA safety reviewers are urging a recall of the drug Avandia® due to increased risk of heart attacks. This call for the diabetes drug recall came after a congressional hearing addressing the safety of Avandia® concluded that GlaxoSmithKline knew that the drug could cause Heart Damage several years before a medical study documented the reports. US Senators commented that the company pressured doctors into retracting warnings about the side effects.
Severe Avandia side effects include:
- Severe chest pain or angina
- Congestive heart failure
- Myocardial infarction or heart attack
- Allergic reactions that are severe
Rosiglitazone is an anti-diabetic drug from the thiazolidinedione class. It is being marketed as Avandia by the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline, both as a standalone preparation and in combination with metformin (Avandamet). Another combination drug approved by the FDA is Avandaryl (with glimepiride).
Approved by the FDA in 1999, Avandia was thought to be successful in controlling blood sugar in adults with type-2 diabetes. Type-2 diabetes develops when the pancreas cannot produce enough insulin, or the body''s tissues become resistant to insulin. The disease, which used to be called adult-onset diabetes or non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, can be treated without using insulin.
More than 14,000 cases have been filed against the manufacturer of Avandia, GlaxoSmithKline. The majority of cases have been filed in the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia, with the remainder pending in the MDL. Plaintiff's have alleged that they suffered serious heart conditions as a result of their use of the drug including:
- Heart Attack
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Liver Failure
- Bone Fractures
- Macular Edema (Vision Loss)
- Heart Related Death
Financial experts have reported that the company may have to pay as much as $6 billion dollars to compensate victims. If you or a loved one have been injured by exposure this drug or have developed heart, liver, lung or bone problems, please fill out the contact form and a DrugSettlement.com attorney or representative will contact you to discuss your rights. The consultation is free.
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