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Avandia Side Effects Lawsuit

While the Food and Drug Administration once fully supported the use of Avandia as a means of regulating diabetes, on May 21,2007, the FDA issued a safety alert, warning patients of risks associated with long term Avandia use. The safety alert announced that those with an underlying heart condition or with a known risk of heart disease, or a heart attack should talk to their doctor about using Avandia, and seek alternative treatment. On Nevember 17th 2007, the FDA took the warning one step further, requiring that Avandia containers be marked with a black box warning against chest pain and an increased risk of heart attack. If you or a loved one have been injured or have died after taking Avandia, you may be entitled to compensation for your loss.

Avandia Uses:

Avandia (rosoglitazone) is typically used to treat diabetes. It is specifically used to treat Type-2, adult onset diabetes. The drug, manufactured by Glaxo Smith Kline, was created to help regulate blood sugar. It has been prescribed in the United States since 1999, and is commonly used in combination with the prescription drugs Avandryl and Avandamet.

Avandia and Risk Assessment:

Avandia's makers haven't released a formal statement about the drug's safety or the increased risk to heart related to the long-term use of the drug. Their label has, however, been updated to reflect the FDAs concern related to heart attack, cardiovascular disease, and death. Avandia's makers insist that the risk is not significantly greater than that associated with similar drugs.

This failure to admit these risks of Avandia has led to limited warnings by Glaxo Smith Kline, informing patients of the risks associated with long term use, despite the fact that death related to cardio-event was identified as a side effect during clinical trials.

If you, or a family member have experienced a heart attack, heart disease, or another related cardiovascular event while taking Avandia in Massachusetts, or died as a result of Avandia use, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Contact the lawyers at Mass Injury Firm for a free case evaluation and legal consultation. The medical professionals and lawyers are ready and willing to answer any questions you have regarding Avandia's side effects, and case litigation.

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