Avandia Heart Problems Lawyers
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If you have taken Avandia and you have developed heart problems you may be entitled to compensation. Avandia is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline and is labeled with the following names:
In 1999 the FDA approved Avandia for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. However, problems with the drug began to come to light. A Cleveland Clinic analysis of 42 clinical trials showed that patients taking Avandia had a 43% higher risk of having a heart attack .
Based on those published results the FDA, in May 2007, issued a safety alert on the drug. It required a "black box" warning label on the drug, alerting doctors of the increased risk of heart problems and advising them to discuss the risks with patients. A "black box" warning is the strongest safety warning the FDA can give to a drug.
In July 2010, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held meetings regarding a possible recall of Avandia, alleging that it can cause heart attacks and strokes. GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to pay $460 million to settle a majority of the approximately 10,000 lawsuits that have been filed . To date, a recall has not been issued in the United States.
If you or someone you care about is currently taking Avandia, contact your doctor immediately.
Do not discontinue taking any medication without consulting your physician.
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