December 29, 2011
New studies are showing that a drug once used to treat numerous types of cancer may not work. According to WRAL News, recent data presented to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) not only led to the organization pulling approval for the use of the drug Avastin® in the treatment of breast cancer, but now also in the treatment of ovarian cancer.
The drug was approved last week for use in advanced ovarian cancer patients despite the findings, but the drug’s manufacturer, Genentech, has stayed mum on whether the company will seek approval for the same in the United States.
Two studies in today’s newest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine found that the drug only slowed the cancers progression for several months and did not improve mortality rates. On top of this, patients have suffered from numerous drug side effects, including:
- Blood Clots
- Slow Wound Healing
- Severe Bleeding
- Perforations Of The Gastrointestinal Tract
If you or someone you love has suffered ill effects from drugs like Avastin®, contact the experienced team of North Carolina drug injury lawyers with HensonFuerst. They are here to help their clients in every step of the process of filing a claim to get the compensation they deserve.