Navigation Links
Amylin Pharmaceuticals Diabetes Drug Byetta the Focus of California Lawsuit
Date:8/20/2008

Moore Labriola LLP and The Schmidt Firm, LLP represent Virginia man who developed pancreatitis; FDA seeks more stringent warnings.

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2008 -- A Virginia man yesterday filed what is believed to be the first personal injury lawsuit stemming from injuries associated with the use of http://www.schmidtandclark.com/Byetta/ [Byetta]®, an injectable medication for diabetes. Victor Deleon alleges in a lawsuit filed in San Diego Superior Court (Case No. 37-2008-00090003-CU-PL-CTL) that the manufacturer of the drug, San Diego-based Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and the drug's co-marketer, Eli Lilly and Company, failed to adequately test and monitor the http://www.schmidtandclark.com/Byetta-Side-Effects/ [side effects of Byetta]®, and didn't warn doctors or patients of the risk of developing http://www.schmidtandclark.com/Byetta-Pancreatitis/ [pancreatitis]. Deleon was hospitalized in December of 2007 after developing the condition, which causes inflammation of the pancreas and can lead to bleeding and death.
        
Deleon's lawsuit comes two days after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it has received six reports of hemorrhagic or necrotizing pancreatitis in patients taking Byetta® since October of 2007. Two of the six patients died. In a press release, the FDA said it is "working with the maker of http://moorelabriola.injuryhelpnetwork.com/byetta/ [Byetta]®" to add "stronger and more prominent warnings" to the product's label.

Deleon's lawsuit alleges that Amylin "failed to adequately warn prescribing physicians of the risk of pancreatitis, of measures needed to properly assess the appropriateness of prescribing the drug to certain categories of patients, and of measures doctors and patients could and should take to minimize the risk."

In the fall of 2007, Amylin agreed to add information about pancreatitis to the "precautions" section of the Byetta® label after the FDA reported 30 post-marketing reports of acute pancreatitis associated with the drug.

"It is pretty obvious that the label change in 2007 was not adequate," said Thomas M. Moore of http://moorelabriola.injuryhelpnetwork.com/ [Moore Labriola LLP] in Newport Beach, who jointly represents Mr. Deleon with Michael Schmidt of http://www.schmidtlaw.com/ [The Schmidt Firm, LLP] in Dallas, TX. "We believe that Amylin possessed data prior to the 2007 label revision that justified a stronger and more prominent warning than the precaution language that Amylin ultimately negotiated with FDA," Moore added.        

Contact:
Laci Thomas
The Schmidt Firm, LLP
Lthomas @ schmidtlaw.com
http://www.schmidtlaw.com
(866) 920-0753

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/schmidt_law/Byetta/prweb1229814.htm


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2008 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Amylin Pharmaceuticals Reports First Quarter Financial Results
2. Amylin Pharmaceuticals Reports 2007 Financial Results
3. Xenome Enters Into Joint Research Collaboration to Discover Novel Peptide Therapeutics with Amylin Pharmaceuticals
4. Amylin Pharmaceuticals to Present at Research & Development Day
5. Amylin Pharmaceuticals to Webcast Conference Call
6. Amylin Pharmaceuticals to Webcast Third Quarter Results
7. Amylin Pharmaceuticals to Webcast Corporate Overview During 43rd Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes
8. Trubion Pharmaceuticals Announces Appointment of New Chief Medical Officer
9. MiddleBrook Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter 2008 Results
10. Alseres Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2008 Operational and Financial Results
11. Lotus Pharmaceuticals Announces Conference Call to Discuss Second Quarter 2008 Results
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/19/2017)... ... August 19, 2017 , ... Curl Keeper® is excited ... The Curl Leaders, Editors’ Choice 2017 Award for the second year in a row. ... stylists and curlies alike was voted Best Moisturizer for Type 2 Wavies and Best ...
(Date:8/19/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... August 19, 2017 , ... “Congratulations! It's ... value of children to both their parents and God. “Congratulations! It's A Boy! God’s ... Rachael Anthony, a couple from Long Island, New York. , Published by Christian Faith ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... Mediaplanet today ... for active, healthy lifestyles and highlighting the importance of proactive eye and ear ... and shares the latest innovations in hearing aid technology. , In this ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... , ... August 18, 2017 , ... ... services and financial consultations to communities throughout the greater DC region, is inaugurating ... the goal of rescuing local animals and training them to be companions for ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Goss & Associates Insurance Agency, a family ... in the greater Houston region, is helping locally recognized nonprofit Addi’s Faith Foundation ... , Founded by Tony and Amber Bender after losing their young daughter Addison ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/10/2017)...  Physical Rehabilitation Network (PRN), acquired the long-standing outpatient rehabilitation ... . The reputable clinic will continue to be co-owned ... his staff of four clinicians. Lipkin received his doctorate in ... 10 years of experience with a strong background in manual ... the 10th PRN clinic in and around the Denver ...
(Date:8/7/2017)... Mich. , Aug. 7, 2017 Diplomat Pharmacy, ... of Joel Saban as president, effective Aug. 7, ... Urick has decided to pursue other interests and will ... "During his tenure, Paul has served us in multiple leadership ... Specialty Pharmacy in Jun. 2015 and has provided decisive, strategic ...
(Date:8/3/2017)... DIEGO , Aug. 3, 2017  Opioid addiction ... diseases driving up healthcare costs and threatening outcomes, were ... lab supply and IVD industry that support them, met ... care market researcher said that drugs of abuse, procalcitonin ... and sessions at the organization,s 69th meeting in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: