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Drug Side Effects Lead To Blood Cancer

 
FDA Warns Bowel Drug Side Effects Lead To Blood Cancer
Drug Side EffectsAccording to the Federal Drug Administration’s drug safety alert issued on April 14, certain drugs used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can cause blood cancer in patients. Commonly known as tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers, these drugs include Humira, Remicade, Cimzia, Enbrel, Simponi, and others with Azathioprine and Mercaptopurine as solutions.  The FDA has received 43 reports linking these bowel drugs with Hepatosplenic T-Cell Lymphoma, a rare cancer that affects white blood cells in children and young people.
The HSTCL cancer is highly aggressive and spreads quickly. In most of the reports that the FDA has received, patients developed the cancer after using TNF blockers to treat ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, the two common forms of IBD. Two patients diagnosed with HSTCL are found to have taken these drugs while undergoing treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. One patient developed cancer after he was prescribed these drugs for psoriasis treatment.
Remicade is found to be
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Chantix Lawsuit

Chantix Side Effects

Chantix Lawsuit Chantix Side EffectsA lawsuit filed on May 9th in a Pennsylvania court claims that antismoking drug Chantix causes psychotic rage in users. According to the product liability lawsuit, a 34-year-old man experienced rage and inhibited violent behavior two weeks after he was prescribed the drug to help him quit smoking. It is alleged that, under the imapct of the drug, the man shot his wife and committed suicide.
The FDA allowed Pfizer to market Chantix in 2006. Musician Carter Albrecht was the first high-profile victim of the drug. When he was shot dead in September 2007 by his girlfriend's neighbor, his relatives, including his girlfriend, claimed that erratic behavior induced by the drug led to his death. More such cases prompted FDA warning a month later linking Chantix with possible serious neuropsychiatric symptoms, such as suicide ideation, erratic behavior, and sudden violent disposition.
In May 2008, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration banned pilots and air traffic controllers from taking varenicline, the key component in Chantix, fearing its adverse neuropsychiatric effects can cause serious public safety issues. It followed warnings by manufacturer Pfizer that the drug exposes users to the risks of traffic violations and accidents. In July 2009, the FDA made Boxed Warning on product labels of Chantix mandatory.
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Byetta Lawsuit

Byetta Side Effects Class Action Lawsuit

Eli Lilly has today released the following statement as it relates to Byetta lawsuits and Byetta side effects. We have decided to share this statement in whole. We do not agree with the statements made by Lilly and feel that Lilly and or any other fat corporation should be held accountable for their actions and feel confident that they will in fact pay the price for their shenanigans jepoardizing the health of consumers.
 
Their Statement Is As Follows:
 
INDIANAPOLIS, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) has provided the following statement in response to a lawsuit and motion for temporary restraining order filed by Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. against Lilly. The action was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.
"We believe the lawsuit is without merit and will vigorously defend our position," said Enrique Conterno, president of Lilly Diabetes. "Lilly has been and remains fully committed to fulfilling its obligations under its exenatide collaboration agreement with Amylin, as well as to complying with all laws and regulations. We look forward to building on the alliance's success achieved to date."
"Our mission as a company is to bring needed therapeutic solutions to patients," added Conterno. "Significant unmet need exists among patients with diabetes, and the condition's prevalence and complications from it are projected to rise sharply as we look to the future. Lilly has a strong heritage of bringing new diabetes innovations to the market and we know that patients and health care professionals want choices to treat this complex disease throughout its progression."
Since the alliance's inception, Lilly has devoted significant talent, resources, and know-how to the collaboration's efforts and has been instrumental in the success of the marketed medicine BYETTA® (exenatide injection) and in the development of BYDUREON™ (exenatide extended-release for injectable suspension), which received a positive opinion from the European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) in April. The alliance plans to submit a response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's complete response letter in the second half of 2011.
About BYETTA® (exenatide) injection
BYETTA was the first glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist to be approved by the FDA for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. BYETTA exhibits many of the same effects as the human incretin hormone GLP-1. GLP-1 improves blood sugar after food intake through multiple effects that work in concert on the stomach, liver, pancreas and brain.
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Acetaminophen Tylenol Side Effects Lawsuit Attorney

Tylenol Side Effects LawsuitAccording to a study done by Seattle-based Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, long-term use of painkiller acetaminophen puts users at risk of developing blood cancers. The survey based on a six-year study of 65,000 people above 50 years found that several of chronic acetaminophen users developed blood cancer after taking the drug over a long period of time. Those who took acetaminophen four times or more in a week for four years became twice prone to developing blood malignancies than those who did not use the Tylenol drug.

Acetaminophen, popularly known as Tylenol, is the most commonly used pain killer and anti-inflammatory over-the-counter and prescription drug. It is a component of more than 100 medicines. An overdose of the drug is linked to several health concerns, including liver failure. In recent years, the FDA has issued warnings to drug manufacturers in the United States to use the lowest possible doses of acetaminophen in their products. The federal regulator is concerned over the incidence of its use for variety of medications.

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Propecia Side Effects Lawsuit

Proscar Side Effects Lawsuit

Propecia Side Effects Lawsuit AttorneyA couple from Polk County, Florida, has filed a lawsuit against Merck & Co. Inc, the manufacturer of Propecia and Proscar, drugs used to prevent male pattern hair loss or baldness. Eddie Sebastia and his wife Lisa claim that the drugs adversely impact their sex life after the husband took Propecia and Proscar from 1998 to 2007. Eddie experienced erectile dysfunction, testicular pain, decreased libido, depression, and anxiety after he was prescribed the drugs to prevent hair loss. The lawsuit accuses Merck of failure to adequately warn users and prescribing physicians about possibility of the drugs resulting in permanent and lasting sexual dysfunction. The user is under medication to get rid of the side effects of the drug.

A similar class action lawsuit has been filed last month by a Connecticut law firm in Federal District Court in New Jersey accusing Merck of not fully informing users and doctors about long-lasting or permanent side effects of Propecia. It seeks damages for users who suffered sexual dysfunction and mental impairment caused by the drug. The lawsuit claims that the pharmaceutical major failed to put a stronger warning label or fully disclose the serious side effects on the drug label. It also accuses Merck of continuing to market the drug ignoring several reports of side effects.

In December 2010, a FDA panel rejected a request by Merck to market Proscar for prostate cancer prevention. The panel debate highlighted the high risk of tumor posed by the drug. It even expressed concern over unfavorable balance of risks and gains for users above
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