Enbrel Side Effects Lawsuits
Enbrel or Embrel (etanercept) is an biological product used
to treat rheumatoid arthritis. The drug is made by Wyeth-Ayerst
Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of American Home Products Corporation
Although the FDA approved Enbrel in November 1998 and has been
widely touted as a wonder drug, it is a potentially dangerous
product. The drug is linked to dangerous infections and sepsis.
The FDA reported that at least six people taking Enbrel have
died and some thirty others have been hospitalized with infections.
Enbrel reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that are
involved in the immune and inflammatory responses. Specifically
Enbrel inhibits the action of tumor necrosis factor, part of
the body's natural defense against serious infection. Enbrel
is injected into patients twice a week and many have reported
positive response to arthritis symptoms, but many have experienced
serious infections, nervous system disorders, seizures, blood
disorders, tuberculosis and death.
In January 2002 the FDA issued new warnings about serious
nervous system side effects related to Enbrel.
Lawyers believe that many patients have not been adequately
warned about the adverse and fatal side effects related to the
drug. Our Lawyers are pursuing claims by people injured by Enbrel.
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