Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 19, 2008
The nationally renown consumer group Americas Watchdog and its US Drug Watchdog are warning big pharmaceutical companies about soaking consumers, HMO's, health insurance companies and heath cooperatives with excessive fees on drugs like Vioxx, Trasylol or any other drug. According to Americas Watchdog, "We are out to protect consumers, HMO's, health insurance companies & health care cooperatives from being gouged by big pharmaceutical companies. We think Vioxx & Trasylol will turn out to be a perfect examples."
- As documented in the New York Times and numerous other publications, the drug called Vioxx, caused heart attacks, strokes and even deaths. Were patients, HMO's, Health Insurance Companies, labor unions, health plans over charged when patients were given this drug? According to Americas Watchdog, "Yes and we want to hear from them."
- In the case of Trasylol, the drug has been linked to up to 22,000 US deaths, and kidney failure in patients undergoing open heart surgery's and hip replacement surgery, according to the news program 60 Minutes. Trasylol cost over $1000 per dose, even though generics, with no side affects were available for $7.00. Americas Watchdog wants to talk to victims, family members of victims, HMO executives, health insurance executives, private health insurance groups or anyone who has experience with this drug.
Note: With respect to Trasylol, Americas Watchdog has an ongoing national investigation and the group wants to hear from any victim or potential victim of this drug. According to Americas Watchdog, "We think there are thousands of US citizens who were given Trasylol for a open heart surgery or hip replacement surgery and now they are either dead, or they have suffered kidney failure, and the victim or their family never knew that this drug could be lethal. Physicians may have received a kick back for prescribing this drug, and the hospital had to kook the other way in order to maintain the doctors business." Anyone exposed to the drug called Trasylol should call the group immediately at 866-714-6466. The US Drug Watchdog's web site is located at http://USDrugWatchdog.com.
In the case of Trasylol, Americas Watchdog is convinced the patients, HMO's, health insurance companies, health insurance cooperatives and organized labor drug prescription drug programs got stuck with a bill for an ineffective drug, that actually increased the chances of a heart attack or stroke, kidney failure, and the group would like to help the various insurance companies, organizations or consumers get their money back.
If a HMO, health care insurance company, a health care cooperative, a labor union or a consumer think they might have been over billed or gouged with excessive costs associated with the drug Vioxx, Trasylol or any other drug, they should call Americas at 866-714-6466 or visit the web site at http://USDrugWatchdog.com.
Americas Watchdog & its US Drug Watchdog are all about consumer protection, protection of third party payers, and corporate responsibility on the part of drug manufacturers.