Denver, CO, June 11, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- LegalView, your resource on the Web for everything legal, is proud to introduce its new Web site on Avandia
(rosiglitazone maleate), in response to recent concerns about the drug's safety, at avandia.legalview.com. This new legal resource is intended to be a free, comprehensive collection of information for anyone concerned about the drastically increased risk of heart attacks and other serious cardiac events that has been linked to Avandia, a drug prescribed to control Type II diabetes. The site joins LegalView's existing collection of information on more than 40 other unsafe drugs, defective medical devices and other hot-button legal topics.
Although FDA warnings released over the last several years had already linked Avandia to cause a number of serious side effects, patient concerns were drastically heightened May 21, when The New England Journal of Medicine announced a study showing Avandia increases patients' risk of heart attack by 43 percent. This is especially alarming because these patients are already at serious risk for heart problems -- two-thirds of diabetics die of heart or blood vessel diseases, according to the American Heart Association. These new side effects join existing, known side effects including liver damage, edema and heart problems due to fluid buildup. As a result of this latest study, the FDA has issued a warning suggesting that Avandia patients talk to their doctors to determine whether the drug is still their best option. Congress has also held hearings on how the drug came to be approved.
Patients, their loved ones and any other visitors concerned about these findings can browse LegalView's collection of original articles on Avandia, news, FDA announcements and encyclopedia articles. As results of ongoing studies and news articles on Avandia continue to arrive, avandia.legalview.com will be updated to provide the public with timely information on this important topic.
The new Avandia Web portal joins LegalView's large collection of information on more than 30 medications thought or known to be unsafe, as well as comprehensive portals on other legal topics important to Americans -- birth injuries, car and truck accidents, unsafe consumer products and many more. Visitors are invited to browse an extensive collection of informational articles, news feeds, legal blogs and local legal resources. And those looking for an experienced attorney in their areas can always take advantage of LegalView's fast, free online lawyer referral service.
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