What Are The Risks Of Avandia?
Avandia is a diabetes drug manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. Research has shown that Avandia users face increased risks such as:
- Heart attack
- Dangerously low blood sugar levels
- Liver toxicity
- Low blood pressure
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has linked Avandia to 83,000 heart attacks between 1999 and 2007, some of which resulted in death. Avandia was required to carry a black box warning (the severest warning the FDA can attach) indicating the high risk of heart problems for users. Research dating back to 2007 indicated the elevated risk of heart attack from Avandia, but GlaxoSmithKline did nothing to notify consumers or remove the dangerous drug from the market. Finally, in September 2010, drug regulators in the U.S. and Europe made a rare, coordinated decision to suspend sales of Avandia entirely in Europe and only allow sales in the U.S. to patients who were first made aware of the grave risks.
How A Lawyer Will Help You
If you or your loved one was injured or killed by the severe side effects of Avandia, the company may be liable for your suffering. Dominguez Law helps clients across New Mexico and the country to bring legal claims against drug manufacturers who are negligent in the production or communication of risks of their products.
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