Doctors have been advised by a group of cardiologists to limit the use of the widely advertised “purple pill” for heartburn, Nexium, because it has been linked with pharmaceutical liability or dangerous drugs that some believe can cause heart attacks if used in conjunction with the anti-clotting medication, Plavix.
Our firm’s San Diego personal injury lawyers believe that drug companies and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should inform the public of all the side effects and personal injuries associated with all medications. Often time pharmaceutical liability can increase the severity of personal injuries, physical disabilities and a large amount of pain and suffering.
When one type of medication is mixed with another, such as Nexium and Plavix, two normally safe drugs become a concoction for pharmaceutical liability, which as personally injury attorneys we call “synergism.”
The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions has warned patients who are using one type of heartburn drug and Plavix at the same time that they are at risk for pharmaceutical liability, with the main result being a heart attack, requiring extra medical treatment because of the additional damage to the user.
Those who are recovering from a heart stent to prop open their arteries or those who have had a heart attack or stroke are most commonly prescribed Plavix. The medication is link to some side effect personal injuries, including stomach bleeding and acid reflux.
The cardiologists’ warnings of pharmaceutical liability affects a category of drugs known as proton-pump inhibitors that are connected multibillion-dollar-a-year class of heartburn medication, which includes Nexium. The pharmaceutical liability study’s evidence—arriving nearly a decade after Plavix first went on the market—sends a reminder to consumers of how long it takes for physicians to learn about drug interactions that can cause personal injury or wrongful death, even among widely used medication.
Our firm’s personal injury attorneys in San Diego believe that if a medication has been associated with pharmaceutical liability, then the manufactures and government regulators can potentially be held liable for fault if personal injury or wrongful death happen as a direct result of using a company’s medication.
You would want all the facts before you make a deadly pharmaceutical cocktail, right?
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