The FDA knows Avandia, made by GlaxoSmithKline, causes heart attacks. The FDA and GlaxoSmithKline continue to allow doctors to prescribe the fatal Type 2 diabetes medication to patients in the U.S.
October 31, 2008: West Palm Beach, FL JusticeNewsFlash Safety Alert: The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an alert in August 2007. The safety alert warned Type 2 Diabetes patients of the possible risks of continued use of, Avandia, Avandyrl, and Avandamet (rosiglitazonee), oral hyperglycemic drugs used to treat diabetes. GlaxoSmithKline, one of the largest drug manufacturers in the world, reported a possible 30-40% increase in heart related diseases and cardiac deaths with short-term use of Avandia products over other commonly prescribed diabetes medications. The FDA has been aware of these findings for over a year, and Avandia products remain available for doctors to prescribe to diabetics in America. In April 2008, the FDA issued a warning to GlazoSmithKline for violating U.S. federal regulations. The drug company failed to report their clinical drug trials for Avandia.
The concerned product liability specialists at JusticeNewsFlash, are supporting the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) www.diabetes.org national campaign, in November, as American Diabetes Month. This is an educational campaign to alert all citizens in the U.S:
-23.6 million children and adults in the U.S. are affected with diabetes.
-Diabetes is the leading cause of coronary heart disease, blindness, kidney failure and limb amputation.
-The FDA MUST increase regulations of diabetes drug companies
-Diabetics cannot afford to continue to take medications when the safety and efficacy of the drug is questioned by the FDA
-Product liability lawyers urge diabetics to use the FDA website www.fda.gov for up to date drug and food safety alerts and recalls
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Heather L. Ryan-Ms. Ryan is a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant working with product liability lawyers in Florida, Wyoming, Texas, New York and Georgia in mass tort litigations and victims’ rights actions. She specializes in FDA medication and food safety alerts and recalls, medical malpractice claims, wrongful death lawsuits, nursing home abuse and neglect cases.
Heather L. Ryan, R.N., C.L.N.C- Heather Ryan is a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant with 15 years of experience in the health care industry. Her expertise in reviewing medical records and assisting lawyers with the determination as to whether legal action should be taken provides an invaluable asset to the newsroom. Medical-malpractice, products liability, personal injury and workers’ compensation are some of the recent areas of litigation Ms. Ryan has focused her efforts on. A member of the Florida Justice Association, Heather maintains a long list of certifications and credentials to support her areas of expertise and stays up-to-date with her clinical knowledge working as an emergency room/trauma nurse, at a Level 1, Adult/Pediatric trauma and teaching institution in South Florida.