Since July 2008, Cipro has a black box warning alerting patients to the risk of experiencing tendon ruptures or tendonitis.
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 28, 2012
The media spotlight is often a double-edged sword. No one knows this better than people who suffer from Cipro severe adverse events. And yet, gossip and rumor-mongering aside, the real story here is being overlooked according to Sean Burke of AttorneyOne.
Last month, the California Supreme Court agreed to review a class-action lawsuit over the drug Cipro. Cipro is a brand name for ciprofloxacin, of a class of antibiotic drugs known as fluoroquinolones. Manufactured originally by Bayer, it is used for many types of infections including pneumonia, skin infections, urinary tract infections, bronchitis and joint infections, among others. The lawsuit argues that it was illegal for Bayer to pay a competitor to stay out of the market as part of a settlement in a legal dispute over the Cipro patent.
Cipro and other antibiotics have long been reported to cause serious side effect, including tendon damage. During the period November 1997 to December 2005, the FDA received 262 reports of tendon ruptures, 258 cases of tendinitis and 274 cases of other tendon disorders in patients using fluoroquinolone antibiotics, including Cipro, as reported by Public Citizen. In 2005 the Illinois Attorney General's office requested that the FDA require the manufacturers of Cipro and other fluoroquinolones to add a bold "black box" warning to the drugs' packaging, with no success. In 2008 Public Citizen filed a suit against the FDA (case no 1:08-cv-00005) in the District Court of Columbia. Finally, in July 2008 the FDA notified the manufacturers of Cipro and other fluoroquinolones that henceforth a black box warning and Medical Guide would be required.
AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, can provide helpful advice and simple solutions including how to get in contact with legal counsel so that, in case of in case of Cipro severe adverse events, someone can easily and inexpensively deal with it. As Mr. Burke, director of Media Relations for AttorneyOne.com, added, “What all this information really illustrates is that threat of severe adverse events from Cipro remains. For that reason, our focus should squarely fall on getting the word out and assisting people in finding the right legal assistance.”
Since July 2008, Cipro has a black box warning alerting patients to the risk of experiencing tendon ruptures or tendonitis. The FDA recommendation is that doctors should advise patients to stop taking Cipro at the first sign of tendon pain, swelling or inflammation, as these symptoms can precede tendon rupture.
AttorneyOne.com has further information on Cipro lawsuits including how to get in contact with legal counsel.
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