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Actemra is manufactured prescription drug treatment for arthritis, which is the most common disability in the country. It is given to patients through injections that are administered either at home or the doctor’s office. Since 2010, Actemra has been advertised as a safe and effective option for adult and juvenile arthritis relief. This piqued significant interest among both patients and doctors since most other arthritis treatments have worrying side effects, like heart failure and lung conditions, whereas Actemra listed no such side effects on its labels.
A new analysis of patient side-effects has revealed the truth about Actemra’s dangers. The study concluded that the risk of heart attack and stroke is just as high for patients taking Actemra as they are for any other similar arthritis medication. However, Actemra still does not warn patients about the true extent of its side effects. In fact, at least 1,128 Actemra-related deaths have been reported to the FDA. People are starting to take legal action by seeking compensation through claims or lawsuits.
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Information About Arthritis & Symptoms
Actemra is usually prescribed to adults with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), giant cell arteritis (GCA), and children with polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (PJIA) or systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (SJIA). The aforementioned autoimmune diseases cause joint inflammation that gets worse with age, eventually debilitating the patient or making any hand use uncomfortable. Treatments, like Actemra, can ease the painful symptoms of arthritis, but there currently no known cure.
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Life-Threatening Side Effects of Actemra
According to an investigation by STAT News, more than half a million Actemra side effect reports were made to the FDA between 2010 and 2016.
- Among these were hundreds of patient deaths caused by:
- Gastrointestinal perforation
- Heart attacks
- Heart failure
- Lung problems
The risks of these side effects were as high or higher among Actemra patients compared to patients on other treatments, even though Actemra does not warn about them. Experts have recommended that the FDA immediately update Actemra’s warning labels to include heart failure and pancreatitis. It is currently not known if the FDA will hold Actemra’s manufacturer to this escalated standard of safety warnings.
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Actemra Lawsuits Filed for Fair Compensation
The dangerous drug lawyers at Pintas & Mullins are currently reviewing cases against Actemra’s manufacturer. The cases are filed on behalf of injured patients who suffered heart attack, heart failure, stroke, pancreatitis, and lung disease, as well as the families of these patients.
Actemra’s manufacturer, Roche, has reportedly made more than $1.7 billion from the sales of this drug. It is time for these drug companies and big pharmaceutical giants to learn that they cannot profit from the suffering of patients. Our attorneys represent clients nationwide, and have won millions on behalf of injured victims through successful case results. We can help you and your family recover money for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
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