GSK Settles More Than 25, 000 Avandia Cases On Coronaries : AttorneyOne Warns The Threat From Avandia Serious Adverse Effects Remains


The media focus is often a dubious weapon. And yet, gossip and rumor-mongering apart, the real story here is being overlooked according to Sean Burke of AttorneyOne. On February 18th, 2013 Bloomberg let slip that more than 25,000 cases were settled by GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK), the UK’s biggest pharmaceutical company, over its Avandia drug reportedly causing heart attacks. Avandia was first FDA approved in 1999 to treat diabetes in adult patients and it became the world’s top selling Type 2 diabetes treatment drug. In 2000, John Buse, MD, a leading diabetes expert, voiced concerns relative to potential Avandia heart risks. In 2006 the FDA revealed an Avandia warning label change to indicate the drug most likely increases the risk of coronary disease and heart-related agony. In May 2007, the New England Journal of Medication printed an independent review of the 2005 clinical information exposing an increase of 43% in the danger of coronaries and an increase of over 60 percent in the chance of heart death associated with the use of Avandia.

In September 23rd, 2010 the FDA announced Avandia will remain on the U.S. Market under tight limitations that limit access to the medicine to patients who can’t control their diabetes with any other medications. . As Mr. Burke, director of Media Relations for AttorneyOne added, “What all this info actually illustrates is that threat of serious harmful effects from Avandia remains. For that reason, our focus should precisely fall on getting the word out and helping people in finding the best legal assistance.” . In the opinion of the November 11th 2011 article on Businessweek GlaxoSmithKline settlements in lawsuits by patients alleging Avandia caused heart attacks and strokes have averaged around $50,000 per petitioner.

More than 2,500 cases are consolidated before U.S. District Judge Cynthia Rufe in Avandia Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation (07-01871), U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. . AttorneyOne has further information on Avandia lawsuits including how it is possible to get in communication with legal counsel.

Based in San Diego, CA Attorney One was founded in 2004 and is not a legal firm. They supply a nationwide legal service which helps consumers find the best illustration for their legal wishes. Checkout earlier legal news from us at the Net website press releases


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