What happens when the FDA looks the other way when testing Drugs and Medicines? Drug companies may send to market a drug that has not been adequately tested or may cause unforeseen side affects. Such drugs have been Baycol, fosamax, celebrex, Vioxx, Phen Phen, and crestor. Lawyers are collecting clients for a class action lawsuit against drug companies.
Doctors are prescribing these medications to help you, but they don’t take into consideration the adverse side effects caused by these Drugs and Medicines. These drugs can cause a variety of adverse side effects, which include heart attack, stroke and death. Please call one of our attorneys advertised on these pages if you have suffered any side effects from a prescription you are taking including:
Bayer’s “Baycol” -- an anti-cholesterol drug (also known as a \"statin\") is produced by Bayer Pharmaceuticals. Baycol was represented to lower LDL cholesterol (\"bad cholesterol\") levels, and also to lower triglyceride levels. Cholesterol is produced in the liver, and plays an important role in the health of cell membranes and in the production of certain hormones. Baycol use is associated with Rhabdomyolisis, a condition which causes symptoms including atrophy of the muscle cells, particularly skeletal muscles, along with muscle pain, weakness, fever, nausea, and in some cases kidney failure and even death. Release of potassium associated with the breakdown of muscle cells can cause heart rhythm irregularities and even cardiac arrest. Muscle pain from this condition tends to be most severe in the lower back and calves, and can interfere with the ability to walk. Although Baycol was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1997, that approval did not recognize the injury to its consumers until recently. If you have any adverse side effects please contact one of the advertisers here.
Trying to end the pain of rheumatoid arthritis, joint, wrist, knee pain? Are you now suffering from side effects of Bextra (Valdecoxib) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) produced by Pfizer, Inc. Bextra is prescribed for treatment of adult rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and painful menstruation. There are two primary areas of concern for patients who take Bextra for joint pain.
A. Hundreds of persons are experiencing “Bextra - Allergic Reactions” - Bextra is alleged to cause severe allergic reactions in some patients, including toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), erythema multiforme (EM), and Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS). Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) results in extremely painful and severe blistering of the mucous membranes, which may be associated with skin lesions or a rash. Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN) is a form of SJS. TEN involves similar severe blistering which causes the patient\'s skin to peel off in sheets. The effect of the blistering caused by SJS and TEN is similar in nature to a severe burn, and carries similar risk of both loss of fluids and infection. Erythema Multiforme (EM) involves a serious, inflammatory skin rash.
B. Bextra Heart Attacks – Heart Disease - After the results of a study of blood clotting and heart attacks in coronary bypass surgery patients, in December, 2004 the FDA mandated the Pfizer company to warn patients of heart disease associated with the use of Bextra. The risk posed by other COX-2 inhibitors is believe to be similar to the risk of heart attack posed by Bextra is, and may in fact be greater than the COX-2.
Some consumer advocates are warning that Vioxx (Rofecoxib -- a COX-2 nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) developed by Merck & Co., is causing liver damage. Vioxx was used to treat symptoms of osteoarthritis, acute pain, and painful menstrual cycles.
Many dangerous side effects: Medical Lawsuit attorneys claim that Merck deliberately suppressed information about these side effects from patients and physicians. The use of NSAID\'s is associated in some patients with serious problems from stomach ulcers, including bleeding. NSAID medications are also associated with liver damage in some patients. For several years, lawyers have been asserting that Merck was aware of problems experienced by patients taking Vioxx, including the previously mentioned problems with stomach ulcers and liver damage, but also including heart problems and kidney damage. Two prominent medical journals have published articles that associate Vioxx use with a significantly heightened risk of heart attack and heart disease. These side effects are believed to be most likely to occur in patients who took Vioxx for only 15 months or longer.
Zelnorm , Celebrex, Fen Phen, Ortho Evra Patch and Zyprexa are also in the limelight for class action lawsuits.
Compiled by TM Jyly 2008 http://yylawyer.com