Uloric Lawsuits For Cardiovascular Deaths, Heart Problems, Strokes
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Uloric (febuxostat), prescribed for the management of chronic gout since 2009, has been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular deaths, heart problems, and strokes. In turn, Uloric lawsuits have been filed against Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of Uloric, alleging this drug company failed to adequately warn doctors and patients about these Uloric side effects.
Drug safety observers, such as the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen, contend that over time there is increasing evidence that the serious cardiovascular side effects of Uloric outweigh any purported clinical benefit from using this particular gout medicine.
Some serious Uloric side effects are:
- Cardiovascular Death (CV Death or CVD)
- Sudden Cardiac Arrest or Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD)
- Heart Failure (HF)
- Heart Attack or Myocardial Infarction (MI)
- Stroke or Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
- Unstable Angina with Urgent Coronary Revascularization
In February 2019 the FDA required its strongest safety warning, i.e., Bolded Warning or Black-Box Warning, for the Uloric drug label in order to better inform doctors and patients about the increased risks of heart-related deaths as well as deaths from all causes associated with the use of Uloric.
Our law firm is investigating possible Uloric lawsuits where patients have suffered cardiovascular Uloric side effects as personal injury cases or wrongful death claims, depending on the outcome.
We encourage you to submit a Uloric Case Evaluation Form online – it is free, confidential, and there is no obligation. Or, if you prefer, call our toll-free number, (800) 426-9535, to speak directly to attorney Tom Lamb about a possible drug injury case. Either way, you will get Mr. Lamb’s impressions — not an intake person, a paralegal, nor some other lawyer — about your case based on his many years of experience.
Most Recent Article About Uloric
The United Kingdom’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued a Uloric warning in July 2019 stating that patients with prior myocardial infarction, stroke, or unstable angina should avoid Uloric as there is a higher risk of death.
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From this July 2019 MHRA Drug Safety Update, “Febuxostat (Adenuric): increased risk of cardiovascular death and all-cause mortality in clinical trial in patients with a history of major cardiovascular disease”, we get the following new Uloric warning:
Avoid treatment with [Uloric (febuxostat)] in patients with pre-existing major cardiovascular disease (for example, myocardial infarction, stroke, or unstable angina), unless no other therapy options are appropriate. Findings from a phase 4 clinical study (the CARES study) in patients with gout and a history of major cardiovascular disease show a higher risk for cardiovascular-related death and for all-cause mortality in patients assigned to [Uloric (febuxostat)] than in those assigned to allopurinol.
In Europe, a so-called “Dear Doctor Letter” about Uloric side effects was sent out in late June 2019 by the drug company responsible for Adenuric, i.e., Uloric, in agreement with the MHRA and the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
Our law firm is investigating possible Uloric lawsuits where patients have suffered cardiovascular Uloric side effects as personal injury cases or wrongful death claims, depending on the outcome.[Read article in full at original source][/expand]
Earlier articles about Uloric by attorney Tom Lamb on the Side Effects Blog:
- Uloric Lawsuits Follow Recent FDA Warnings About Heart-Related Deaths And Side Effects
- February 2019: Uloric “Black-Box Warning” For Heart-Related Deaths, Cardiovascular Side Effects
- Uloric Recall Discussed By FDA Advisory Committees In January 2019
- Will FDA Order Uloric Recall Requested In June 2018 By Public Citizen
- Gout Drug Uloric Has Higher Risk Of Death vs. Allopurinol: CARES Trial
- November 2017 FDA Alert: Uloric May Increase Heart-Related Deaths Risk