If you have taken Lyrica and suffered severe side
effects, including suicidal behavior, contact
Ken Nunn, The Indiana Injury Lawyer,
immediately at 1-800-CALL-KEN and GET HELP NOW! online.
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and I have represented more than 20,000 clients in 574 different cities in Indiana
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Known generically as pregabalin, Lyrica is used to treat symptoms associated
with nerve pain. The drug is also used to treat seizures, migraines, bipolar
disorder, and other psychiatric diseases. Manufactured by Pfizer, Lyrica received
approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2004. In 2007, Lyrica became
the first medication approved specifically for the treatment of fibromyalgia.
Lyrica has been marketed as a safe substitute for Neurontin, a popular drug for
nerve pain that was found to cause dangerous side effects. However, like Neurontin,
Lyrica now has been shown to cause an increased risk of suicide and suicidal
behavior. Lyrica was included in a review of about 200 different clinical studies
involving nearly 44,000 individuals taking certain epilepsy drugs or a placebo,
which found that users were twice as likely to experience suicidal behavior. The
suicide problems included reports of self-inflicted death, suicide attempts, acts
to prepare for suicide, and documented thoughts of committing suicide. Other side
effects of Lyrica can include dizziness, blurred vision, sleepiness, weight gain,
swelling (edema), muscle problems, altered perception, and reproductive
problems in males.
In 2009, Lyrica was one of four drugs that a Pfizer subsidiary pleaded guilty to
misbranding "with the intent to defraud or mislead." Pfizer had been accused of
illegally promoting the drugs and causing false claims to be submitted to government
healthcare programs for uses that were not medically accepted. Pfizer agreed to
pay $2.3 billion in settlement and entered a corporate integrity agreement promising
to use better marketing practices in the future. Under the latest agreement, Pfizer
must create a way for doctors to report questionable conduct by Pfizer sales representatives.
It's common for drug companies to use aggressive marketing campaigns to promote
their drugs. When companies act negligently and allow a dangerous drug into the
marketplace, it is you as the consumer who is hurt while the company makes huge
profits. Negligent drug companies must be held liable for the lives they destroy.
If you or a loved one has suffered side effects due to Lyrica, please contact me immediately. You need to file a Lyrica lawsuit through a strong drug injury law firm. Everyone
knows if you have been hurt by a pharmaceutical company through negligence you
call Ken Nunn. Contact me today online
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