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Avandia Lawsuits Continue to Increase

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Rita Rieger of Delaware and LeMario Holton of Illinois have filed lawsuits in St. Clair County, Illinois,  against GlaxoSmithKline alleging the drug maker sold its type 2 diabetes drug Avandia without warning consumers of the increased risk of heart attack and congestive heart failure.

According to the lawsuit, Avandia is associated with a 51 percent increased risk of cardiovascular problems, the Madison Record reported. Avandia did not warn about the increased risk until 2007 when it changed its label to warn of the increased risk of heart failure. Three months later, the label changed again to include an additional warning concerning the risk of myocardial ischemia.

The lawsuit says that GSK failed to perform adequate product testing before putting the drug on the market, and that the label should have included warnings regarding cardiovascular injury long before the FDA required GSK to include it.

The lawsuit seeks damages in excess of $250,000 plus costs, attorney fees, and any other relief the court deems just.

breakinglawsuitnews.com disclaimer: This article: Avandia Lawsuits Continue to Increase was posted on Friday, September 16th, 2011 at 7:22 pm at breakinglawsuitnews.com and is filed under Defective Drug Lawsuits.

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