diabetes

Cholesterol drug may promote drug injury

by fpw | June 22nd, 2011

June 23, 2011

Many people take medication to control high blood pressure, but high dosages could result in drug injury.

According to a story from AFP, high doses of anti-cholesterol drugs have been found cause a serious drug injury, increasing the chances of diabetes in patients.

Though the drugs, known as statins, did help with cholesterol, it was unclear as to whether or not they were worth risking the chance of drug injury.

Earlier this month, a warning was issued by the US Food and Drug Administration about simvastatin because of the chance of drug injury. The drug was linked to increase the risk of muscle injury.

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Would you risk a drug injury if you knew a drug you were prescribed caused side effects that could harm you? Do you feel comfortable talking to your doctor about potential harmful side effects?

Tell the drug injury lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough Attorneys at Law if you or someone you know has suffered drug injuries.

Avandia gets boxed warning cautioning of heart attacks

by fpw | November 15th, 2007

The Food and Drug Administration has just informed healthcare professionals of new, important warnings that will be added to the type II diabetes medication Avandia. Diabetes affects 20.8 million people in the United States, many of whom are potential Texas drug injury victims.

The Avandia boxed warning will now warn that Avandia may be associated with an increased risk of myocardial ischemic events (such as angina) or myocardial infarction (heart attack occurring because of a lack of blood supplied to the heart).

Texas drug injuries are all too common in this day and age and can have life-altering consequences. The FDA has advised healthcare professionals to closely monitor patients who take Avandia for cardiovascular risks and Texas drug injuries.

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http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2007/NEW01743.html