Arthritis Drug May Be Linked to Serious Health Problems

by Staff Blogger | February 27th, 2018

Rheumatoid arthritis is a painful and debilitating condition that causes millions of adults to suffer from severe pain, inflammation, and immobility in joints throughout their bodies.

Drugs that treat the condition are big businesses, including a relatively new drug called Actemra®, which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patient use in 2010.

However, since its approval, more than 1,100 reports of patients dying while taking Actemra have been submitted to the FDA. Despite those reports, the drug is still on the market, and neither the drug manufacturer nor the FDA have commented on the drug’s other potential risks, which include:

  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Stroke
  • Lung disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Intestinal rupture
  • Gastrointestinal perforation
  • Death

Patients are still being prescribed Actemra every day, but few are aware of its potential dangers and life-threatening complications. If you or someone you love suffered serious adverse health effects after taking Actemra, get in touch with an experienced drug injury lawyer today.

Because there have been no official warnings or recalls related to Actemra, having legal representation on your side can help maximize your chances of getting compensation for your drug-related injury or illness, and we’re here to help. Fill out a free consultation form to get in touch with Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough today.