Feb. 21, 2013
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has filed suit against drug manufacturing giant GlaxoSmithKline. According to an article from Channel 14 News, the suit stems from practices the company used to market its drug Avandia.
Reports indicate that the company marketed the drug, which is used to reduce the chances of adverse cardiac events in patients suffering from diabetes, as being more effective than it actually is. Furthermore, the suit claims representatives for the company did not disclose certain risks of Drug Injuries that Avandia can cause patients.
GlaxoSmithKline is said to have claimed the drug was effective in reducing the chances of cardiac events in users, while studies showed that the drug may actually increase the risk of a patient suffering certain drug injuries, including heart attacks and strokes.
The lawsuit, which was filed in Franklin County Circuit Court earlier this week, is seeking damages equivalent to roughly $10,000 per violation the company committed. GlaxoSmithKline has denied any wrongdoing in the matter.
The Kentucky Personal Injury Lawyers with the law firm of Woods and Woods Injury Lawyers would like to applaud the efforts being made to better protect the citizens of Kentucky from medications that can cause negative side effects. They encourage anyone who has been harmed by a medication prescribed to them by a doctor to discuss their case with an attorney.