A growing number of diabetes patients are seeking legal help after being diagnosed with heart failure while taking the drugs Ongylza and Kombiglyze XR. The dangerous drug lawyers at Jones Ward PLC have filed two of the only lawsuits in federal court in pursuit of justice for these injuries.
Ongylza and Kombiglyze XR are used by thousands of diabetes patients, and both drugs have been on the U.S. market since 2010. But it wasn’t until April 2016 that the FDA issued a safety announcement about these saxagliptin drugs and their link to heart failure, especially in patients who already suffer from heart or kidney disease.
Onglyza Heart Failure Injuries
Jones Ward PLC has filed lawsuits in two Kentucky federal courts on behalf of injured Onglyza users. Doctors are worried by reports of increased risk of heart failure for users of these incretin-based therapies. The lawsuits claim that drug companies such as Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca failed to warn of the risk. Onglyza and Kombiglyze XR are both prescribed for Type 2 diabetes.
Scientific data show a statistically significant increase in the risk of heart failure with Onglyza. After receiving and reviewing disturbing findings from a clinical trial called SAVOR, the FDA requested the raw trial data, free from manipulation by Defendants, and performed its own analysis of the SAVOR data. Following the FDA’s detailed analysis and review of the SAVOR safety signal for hospitalization for heart failure, the FDA’s Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee convened and voted 14 to 1 for the FDA to order a heart failure warning for these Saxagliptin drugs.
Jones Ward is currently evaluating potential Onglyza and Kombiglyze XR lawsuits. If you or someone you care about took Onglyza or Kombiglyze XR and was diagnosed with heart failure, our attorneys may be able to help you obtain financial compensation for any injury-related damages you incurred, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Fill our our form today or call us toll free at 888-595-2922 for a free legal consultation. You may also email Attorney Alex Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.