Every year more and more medications are being recalled and warnings are being issued regarding the hazards of prescription drugs. Millions of women throughout the United States take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to help ease the symptoms and effects that are commonly associated with menopause, such as osteoporosis and hot flashes.
In July of 2002 the National Institute of Health released a report that stated that there are serious risks associated to long term use of hormone replacement therapy, including an increased risk of:
- Invasive breast cancer
- Heart attacks
- Blood clots
Prempro, a combination of progestin and estrogen, is a widely used prescription HRT manufactured by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. Millions of women have been prescribed this medication over the past ten years, placing many of them at risk for dangerous side effects. There are a variety of risks associated with the use of Prempro and with other hormone replacement therapies including:
- Ovarian cancer
- Gall bladder cancer
- Endometrial cancer
- Severe depression
- Heart disease
The likelihood and severity of the hormone replacement therapy side effects may differ depending upon the amount of estrogen in the medication, as well as the length of time the HRT was taken.
A lengthy study on Prempro conducted by the Women’s Health Initiative tested the medication’s preventative qualities against osteoporosis, heart disease, and certain forms of cancer. The study was terminated early as the dangers of the medication became apparent. Many other HRT studies have ended under similar circumstances.
The manufacturers of dangerous prescription drugs must be held responsible for any injuries or fatalities caused by their medications. The attorneys at the Bernard Law Group have experience representing clients who have suffered serious injuries as the result of dangerous medications. We will work on your behalf to recover the maximum monetary compensation to which you are entitled.
If you have taken Prempro or any other type of hormone replacement therapy and suffered serious side effects, please contact a dangerous drug attorney at our law firm immediately. We have the skills and knowledge to represent cases against even the largest pharmaceutical corporations.
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