If you have watched TV recently then you are sure to have seen a commercial about the diabetes drug avandia. Many lawyers are putting out commercials to have anyone who ever took the drug to give them a call. Why? avandia was put on extreme restrictions by the FDA, because it has been shown to increase the risk of a heart attack by 40 percent. Avandia was actually not fully banned by the FDA but many of the European countries have completely banned Avandia. Although it was not banned, the restrictions that the FDA put in place will all but guarantee that the sales in the United States will drop to zero.
Avandia Can Cause Heart Attacks
The restrictions but in place are very serious and must be enforced by all doctors looking to prescribe avandia to a patient. The doctor and patient must first try all other types of diabetes medicine before even considering Avandia. If the patient has tried everything and still wishes to use Avandia they must acknowledge that the drug carries serious risks. So the process of getting Avandia is so difficult now that the FDA believes the restrictions will get the drug off the market.
Avandia has been hit with an endless amount of accusations and criticisms. It was getting hit from both the alternative and conventional medicine practitioners. One of the most eye catching findings was the fact that the FDA’s scientist had financial ties to the drug Avandia. Not only that but it has been proven that the FDA knew of Avandia’s harmful effects years ago and did nothing. It is reported that the FDA knew of problems back in 2003 but ignored them in order to protect the profits of Avandia.
The true damage done by Avandia is not known. However, it is believed, that due to the FDA’s lack of enforcement that tens of thousands of people may have died because of Avandia. These estimates were based on a Cleveland Clinic cardiologist named Steven Nissen. It is believed that they died from heart attacks caused by the drug. This is truly an incredible number when you think about how simply it could have been avoided. The FDA should not only be restructured but be hit with large fines and people need to lose their jobs. The greed they displayed was responsible for thousands of innocent people losing their lives.
The most shocking thing is that Avandia has not cured a single case of diabetes. Sadly, the drug does nothing to cure anything it only suppresses the symptoms of diabetes. Not only that but it completely ignores the underlying causes of diabetes. The FDA has finally put restrictions on this drug; however they are just seven years too late and thousands of lives short. The amount of evidence that has been brought to light about Avandia and the FDA should be enough for someone to take massive and determined action to shut Avandia down. However, even after all of this the FDA has still yet to ban Avandia because their greed for money runs deeper than protecting the American people. Avandia has caused dead in many people if you or a loved one has suffered because of Avandia please fill out a free case review.