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Study Links Avandia to Risk of Fractures in Older Women
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The results of a medical study of side effects associated with the use of several oral diabetes medications has led to a possible link between taking Avandia, Actos and other drugs that fall into a class of drugs known as thiazolidinediones (TZDs) and an increased risk to develop bone fractures.
The study, which was conducted at the University of Michigan, has shown that postmenopausal women taking TZD drugs have a greater fracture risk rate.
In the study, researchers evaluated cases of over 2,500 diabetes patients, including approximately 780 patients who had suffered bone fractures. In addition, male patients taking the drug in combination with what are known as “loop diuretic” medications were also found to face an increased risk of fractures.
The study results are scheduled to be published in the October 2010 edition of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
Other Avandia-Related Health Risks
For several years, the makers of Avandia have been under fire for serious cardiac side effects—including heart attack and strokes risk—associated with the use of the drug.
In July 2010, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) drug safety panel met to discuss the future of the drug. After that meeting, the FDA panel vote led to recommendations that the drug either be withdrawn from the U.S. market or that significant restrictions be placed on its marketing. As of August 2010, the FDA was still evaluating the panel’s recommendations.
Avandia fractures and legal resources
If you or a loved one has suffered either a heart attack, stroke, heart failure or other serious heart problems, or developed a fracture after taking Avandia to treat their diabetes, you may be able to seek compensation for their illness, pain and suffering and other financial compensation.
Please complete the form on this page for a free and confidential review of your potential Avandia lawsuit. A Weitz & Luxenberg representative will contact you as soon as possible.
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