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2013 Alleged Zithromax Arrhythmia and Sudden Death Cases Update: Canadian Health Officials Issue Warning
Date:5/24/2013

issued May 17, 2012 by the Food and Drug Administration** and a respected medical journal*** about whether patients who use the medications are at higher risk of suffering cardiac problems, said Resource4thePeople.

“We have now added additional resources to investigate claims of health problems caused by the use of the antibiotics sold as Zithromax, the Z-Pak and azithromycin,” said Resource4thePeople.

“We will be able to provide the legal options that may be available for consumers to seek compensation for such expenses as medical costs, pain and suffering, loss of wages and other expenses that may have been incurred.”

Resource4thePeople said a large number of the legal inquiries focused on the issuance by the FDA of a Safety Information Report** “on risk of cardiovascular death” in connection with the use of Zithromax.

In that report, FDA officials said that they have been made aware of a study*** published in the New England Journal of Medicine in which medical researchers found a higher percentage of cardiovascular deaths among patients treated with azithromycin (Zithromax) than with other antibiotics or no drugs.

The FDA announced that it is reviewing the findings of this study and said it will inform health care professionals and consumers about the results of this review after its completion.

The FDA also passed on this information about the review and updated warnings on the medication’s labels about health risks:

“Azithromycin belongs to a class of antibacterial drugs called macrolides, which have been associated with cardiovascular effects; specifically, prolongation of the QT interval. In 2011, FDA reviewed macrolide drug labeling information related to QT interval prolongation and TdP.

“The WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS section of the Zmax drug label (azithromycin extended release for oral suspension) was revised in March 2012 to include new information regarding risk for QT interval prolongati
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