The manufacturers of Plavix (Clopidogrel) failed to adequately warn consumers of all of the possible side effects caused by the daily dosage of the drug. Plavix is an anti-platelet drug that helps prevent clots from forming in the bloodstream that can cause heart attacks and strokes. The manufacturers of Plavix, Sanofi-Avnetis and Bristol-Myer Squibb, claim that Plavix prevents heart attacks and strokes better than an aspirin regiment alone, but new studies have found no significant health benefits from taking Plaviv instead of aspirin.
It may surprise consumers but many users of Plavix have an increased risk of injury, including possibly being 12 times more likely to develop repeating ulcers and gastrointestinal (GI) bleeds compared to aspirin and heartburn medications.
Plavix has been one of the best selling drugs in the world for the past several years. With sales well over $6 Billion in the U.S. alone, Plavix is a much costlier alternative to an aspirin regiment. The average cost of Plavix is $4 per pill, yet comes with no truly proven health benefits over the alternative.
Drug consumers rely on pharmaceutical companies to know what they are distributing, and expect to be adequately warned about what the consumers are taking, especially when it can be a danger to their health. When information about potentially dangerous side-effects is withheld from the public, it ruins the trust that consumers have in the industry. Because of the deception involved, and the negative health effects consumers have been experiencing, Plavix lawsuits have become widespread throughout the country as consumers are trying to receive compensation for the unexpected side-effects they received from taking the drug, which they may not have taken if they had known the dangers to their health. These side-effects include:
- Internal bleeding
- Heart Attacks
- Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP)- a rare effect that causes microscopic blood clots to form
Patients who took Plavix and had negative side-effects should seek an attorney with experience in handling Dangerous Drug cases. Pharmaceutical companies will try to settle your case for the minimal amount, which may not be enough to cover your ongoing medical expenses and maintain your lifestyle after the damage has taken effect. Hiring an attorney will assist you in receiving the compensation you deserve!
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