Hormone Replacement Therapy Breast Cancer Lawyer, Prempro Cancer Lawyer, Prempro Breast Cancer Lawyer, HRT Malignant Neoplasm Lawyer, and Texas Prempro Lawyer (HRT Prempro Cancer Lawsuit Information)

Hormone Replacement Therapy drugs, Prempro and Premarin, have been used by at least 6 million women worldwide and have generated billions of dollars in revenues for drug companies.  However, growing scientific evidence indicates that Prempro and Premarin increase risks of breast cancer, may cause several forms of cancer including lung cancer to spread more rapidly, strokes, heart problems, and other health problems.  Further, there is growing evidence that the drug manufacturers may have misrepresented the benefits and health problems caused by these drugs. 

If you or a loved one have been taking Prempro and Premarin, it is important to seek medical advice about the risk of breast cancer, spreading cancer, heart problems, strokes, and other health problems.  If you have questions regarding a potential Prempro Medical Negligence Lawsuit, please feel free to send an e-mail message to Texas Prempro Cancer Lawyer Jason Coomer with your name & contact information or use our online submission form.

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Cancer Lawsuit Information, Prempro Breast Cancer Lawsuit Information, Prempro Cancer Lawsuit Information, and Prempro FDA Actions and Warnings  

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) involves the use of hormones and synthetic progestogens to artificially boost hormone levels in women.  HRT Drugs such as Prempro and Premarin have been prescribed to women undergoing menopause due to surgery (mastectomy) or in postmenopausal women.  It was thought that these HRT Drugs provided relief from symptoms such as hot flashes, irregular menstruation or weight gain.  

HRT drugs, Prempro and Premphase, are conjugated estrogens/medroxyprogesterone acetate tablets that are used in Hormone Replacement Therapy and for many years were commonly prescribed to millions of women around the World.  Prempro was heavily marketed by its drug manufacturer, Wyeth, through pharmaceutical representatives and medical doctors to make Hormone Replacement Therapy the standard of care in many communities.  These marketing efforts were extremely successful and made the company Billions of dollars.

However, in 2002 the National Institutes of Health released the results of scientific research that found that women receiving HRT including the long-term use of Prempro had an increased risk of breast cancer, heart disease and strokes. This study, called the Woman’s Health Initiative (WHI), showed doctors that virtually everything that the pharmaceutical companies had been telling them about the benefits and risks of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Prempro was wrong.  This study concluded that the risk of taking Prempro outweighed its benefits, and urged woman on the study to stop taking Prempro immediately.  The study found that Prempro hormone replacement therapy increases the incidence of breast cancer by 26%, heart attacks by 29%, strokes by 41%, and double the amount of blood clots in the legs and veins.

In 2008, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning for Prempro that it caused an increased risk of Breast Cancer and Malignant Neoplasms.  The FDA warnings also include other adverse reactions and precaution information that is important to read and understand. 

More recent medical research on Prempro has shown that Prempro increased women's risk of breast cancer and that their cancers were more likely to have spread to their lymph nodes. Further, women who took the hormones were more likely to die of breast cancer.  Also, it was found that Prempro raises the number of lung cancer deaths, although it doesn't increase the number of lung cancer cases.

Wyeth’s Prempro and its other major HRT drug, Premarin, have been used by at least 6 million women worldwide. Prempro has generated annual sales of more than $1 billion.  With so much at stake, the drug manufacturer of Prempro, Wyeth, has invested heavily in litigation and is fighting thousands of Prempro lawsuits.  Many of these Prempro lawsuits that are pending against Wyeth allege that the company failed to adequately warn about the risk of invasive breast cancer from hormone replacement therapies, and intentionally hid the cancer risk from women.

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Cancer Lawsuit Information, Prempro Breast Cancer Lawsuit Information, Prempro Cancer Lawsuit Information, and Prempro FDA Actions and Warnings  

In February 2011, after extreme pressure from numerous people and groups that have sought justice from Prempro health problems, losing loved ones from breast cancer, women having to have mastectomies, and over eight years of litigation; Pfizer Inc. has agreed to pay about $330 million to resolve claims that its Prempro menopause drug caused breast cancer.  As part of this settlement, Pfizer will settle more than 2,200 lawsuits alleging the company's Wyeth unit hid Prempro's cancer risks.

The settlements may be a signal that Pfizer is trying to resolve long-standing litigation issues after being hit with multimillion verdicts throughout the nation and as part of its recent management change.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Drug Lawyer, Premarin Lawyer, Prempro Lawyer, Premphase Lawyer, and Cancer Lawyer

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) drugs including Prempro, Premarin and Premphase are used to treat the adverse health conditions many women experience as they enter and progress through menopause. Recent scientific evidence brings into questions as to if drugs like Premarin, Prempro and Premphase provide the benefits that are marketed by the drug manufacturer and have been linked long-term use of these drugs to serious health conditions such as breast cancer and endometrial cancer.

Drug Company Fraud Lawsuit Information, Drug Representative Whistleblower Fraud Lawsuit Information, Drug Company Off-Label Marketing Lawsuit Information and Fraudulent Drug Company Marketing Scheme Lawsuit Information

The Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (”FDCA”), provides a systematic scheme for the approval of new drugs and new drug formulations intended to be marketed for use in interstate commerce. Under the FDCA, a new drug product cannot be marketed unless the FDA approves the product and determines that it is safe and effective for its intended use. When the FDA approves a drug, it approves the drug only for the particular use for which it was tested, but after the drug is approved for a particular use, the FDCA does not regulate how the drug may be prescribed. Thus, a drug that has been tested and approved for one use only can also be prescribed by a physician for another use, known as “off-label.”

Though physicians may prescribe drugs for off-label usage, the FDA prohibits drug manufacturers from marketing or promoting a drug for a use that the FDA has not approved. A manufacturer illegally “misbrands” a drug if the drug’s labeling includes information about its unapproved uses. A drug is deemed misbranded unless its labeling bears adequate directions for use. The courts have agreed with the FDA that the FDCA requires information not only on how a product is to be used (e.g. dosage and administration), but also on all the intended uses of the product. Oral statements and materials presented at industry-support scientific and educational activities may provide evidence of a product’s intended use. If these statements or materials promote a use that is inconsistent with the product’s approved labeling, the product is misbranded under the FDCA for failure to bear labeling with adequate directions for all intended uses.

Several drugs have been aggressively marketed for many off-label uses including to relieve pain, migraine headaches, neuropathic pain, nystagmus, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, mood-stabilizing treatment for bipolar disorder, menopausal hot flashes, and idiopathic subjective tinnitus.  It is estimated that Pfizer has received large amounts of money through off-label marketing and fraudulent marketing.  Pfizer has paid a total of $2.75 billion in off-label penalties since 2004 which is a little more than 1 percent of the company’s revenue of $245 billion from 2004 to 2008.  (Pfizer Broke the Law by Promoting Drugs for Unapproved Uses).  It is important for those with special knowledge of fraud against Medicare, Medicaid, and other government health benefit programs to step up and blow the whistle on this fraud.  For more information on becoming a Pharmaceutical Marketing Fraud Whistleblower with the potential claim a large economic recovery as well as to help stop Drug Company Fraud that injures people and costs Billions of dollars, please go to the following webpage Pharmaceutical Marketing Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuit Information.

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Texas Dangerous Drug Attorney Jason Coomer commonly works with other lawyers throughout Texas and the United States including Texas Prempro Breast Cancer Lawyers, Houston Prempro Cancer Lawyers, Boston HRT Prempro Breast Cancer Lawyers, San Antonio Prempro Pharmaceutical Fraud Lawyers, Dallas Prempro Cancer Lawyers, and other Austin Dangerous Drug Claim Lawyers.  By sharing information and working together, his law firm and other firms throughout Texas and the United States are able to provide better representation for there clients.  

Texas Prempro Cancer Lawyer Jason Coomer also works on Accutane Lawsuits, Chantix Lawsuits, Reglan Tardive Dyskinesia Lawsuits, Defective Birth Control Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella Lawsuits, Avandia Lawsuits, Paxil Infant Heart Lawsuits, Ketek Lawsuits, Gadolinium Contrast Dye Lawsuits, Antidepressant (SSRI) drug Lawsuits, and other defective drug and medication Lawsuits. If you or a loved one have or are taking Prempro or other Hormone Replacement Therapy Drugs, please consult your doctor, especially if you have cancer or a family history of breast cancer.  If you or a loved one has questions about a potential Prempro Breast Cancer Lawsuit or HRT Drug Cancer Lawsuit, feel free to e-mail any questions you might have to PremproCancerLawyer@texaslawyers.com.

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