Uloric is a medication used to treat a form of arthritis called gout by reducing the build up of uric acid. However, this medication has also been linked to severe and life threatening side effects. James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C. is ready to fight for your right to compensation if you suffered negative side effects from Uloric.
Uloric is a medication to treat gout, which affects over 8 million Americans. Symptoms of gout include severe redness and pain in the joints, caused by a crystallization of uric acid. Because there are so few treatments for gout, doctors and patients were eager for a new drug to enter the space.
However, the drug originally had trouble passing FDA approval because of concerns over cardiovascular events. Eventually the drug received approval in 2009, but clinical trials continued to prove an increased risk for cardiovascular complications, like heart failure and even death. Finally, in 2019, the FDA required Takeda Pharmaceuticals to warn consumers about the medication’s risks with a black box warning.
Despite evidence that Uloric could potentially cause cardiovascular events, Takeda Pharmaceuticals did not add a warning to consumers until 2019. The law firm of James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C. can fight for your right to compensation if you or a loved one was affected by adverse Uloric side effects.
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Although there have been reported injuries with this drug, the FDA has not withdrawn its approval at this time. Do not stop taking a prescribed medication without first consulting with your doctor. Discontinuing a prescribed medication without your doctor’s advice can result in injury or death.