Thousands of people are injured or die from drug side effects. These drugs are approved for use to treat a medical condition.
Avastin is an anti-cancer drug approved by the FDA in 2004 for breast cancer.
The prescription is supposed to be used in combination with chemotherapy. Avastin prevents tumor growth by stopping new blood vessels from delivering nutrients and oxygen to the tumors. Avastin was used as an off-label prescription drug by certain medical professionals. The term “off-label” refers to the FDA approving a medication for a specific type of use. However, medical professionals have used the medication to treat a different condition.
Avastin was injected into the eye to treat macular degeneration, which is a use that it was not approved for. Common serious side effects included infections because of possible low white blood cell count and internal bleeding.
Dangerous side effects for Avastin include:
Roche is the company responsible for manufacturing Avastin. As the manufacturer of the drug, Roche can be sued for not informing the public about the drug’s dangerous side effects.
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