An Attorney for You helping Patients Affected by New Potential Avandia Recall
Senate study says the drug maker, GlaxoSmithKline knew that heart attacks were likely tied to
San Diego, CA, March 09, 2010 --(PR.com)-- An Attorney for You is once again assisting patients who
have suffered side effects from taking the Diabetes drug Avandia. According to Tom Arthur, CEO of An
Attorney for You, "We have been putting legal consumers injured by Avandia in touch with legal counsel
for the last two years. We have seen an increase in the number of consumers suffering injuries from
Avandia since the statement issued by the Senate investigative committee."
Recent happenings in the United States Senate have brought the Diabetes drug Avandia, manufactured by
pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline, back into the headlines. According to the senate report which
follows a two-year inquiry into the drug's safety, GlaxoSmithKline P.L.C. knew of possible heart attack
risks tied to Avandia, its type 2 diabetes medication, years before such evidence became public. Sens.
Max Baucus, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and Chuck Grassley, the committee's ranking
Republican, released the report, Saturday February 20, which questions why the FDA allowed a clinical
trial of Avandia to continue even after they estimated that Avandia caused as many as 83,000 heart
attacks between 1999 and 2007.
The drug Avandia (Rosiglitazone) was introduced to the market in 1999 as an anti-diabetic medication
which improves blood sugar control by directly targeting insulin resistance. According to recent studies,
patients who use Avandia have a high risk of suffering from a heart attack or heart failure. This is of
particular danger in the case of Avandia since it is a Diabetes drug and its users are already at higher than
normal risk for heart problems. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working on an ongoing
review of Avandia which will present all the known heart-related safety data on Rosiglitazone as well as
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