Philadelphia Avandia Side Effects Attorneys
A June 2007 New England Journal of Medicine study that included 28,000 patients; 15,560 who were taking Avandia; found that by taking the drug, the patient increased their risk of a heart attack by 43%. The risk of death by cardiovascular disease increased by 64%.
Avandia is a prescription medication for patients of Type 2 Diabetes. The drug is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline and was approved for the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes in 1999. In response to the findings, the CEO of GlaxoSmithKline stated that the concerns about the drug are an “overreaction.”
Avandia is taken by more than 2 million people worldwide. It generates about $3.2 billion a year for GlaxoSmithKline.
It is the responsibility of the drug manufacturers that the drugs they produce and sell are safe for the consumer. Unfortunately, especially lately, it seems the only things these drug companies have in mind are dollar signs.
If you or a loved one has taken or are currently taking Avandia and have suffered from a heart attack, or any other cardiovascular side effects you should seek medical attention immediately. Your next step is hiring experienced and aggressive legal representation to defend your rights as a consumer and hold the pharmaceutical company responsible.
At Cherry Injury Law, our dedicated Pennsylvania Avandia Side Effects Lawyers have the skill and knowledge to successfully represent clients against large pharmaceutical companies, and recover for them the monetary compensation that they deserve. Please contact our office today for a free consultation.
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