Avandia Causes Heart Attacks - Maryland Injury Lawyers Blog
Posted on behalf of Goldberg Finnegan, LLC on Sep 24, 2010 in Medical Malpractice
Yesterday Avandia was banned in Europe. Here in the United States, because of lobbyists for the pharmaceutical industry, our FDA has not banned the drug. Rather they have indicated that it should only be used by patients whose blood sugar cannot be controlled by other means. What a joke. Doctors don't even realize it, but they were just stabbed in the back by the drug company. What just happened is that the drug companies lobbying efforts have made it so that now rather than just the drug company getting sued, doctors may now get dragged into these lawsuits for failing to find appropriate alternatives for their patients. If you know of anyone on Avandia who had a heart attack, have them call us at 888-213-8140. At our law firm we keep the focus of these claims where they belong--on Glaxo. We will not sue your doctor.
Avandia was the world's most popular drug to treat Type 2 diabetes, and it was approved as safe by the FDA. Unfortunately, GlaxoSmithKline chose not to share with doctors, regulators, and the public the fact that it also causes heart attacks (one of the leading causes of death for diabetics). Avandia is a bad drug, and if you know anyone on it, you should tell them to ask their doctor for an alternative.