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Actemra

Actemra Linked To Potentially
Fatal Adverse Effects

“It is not the culture of U.S. medicine to report adverse events to the FDA.”

Dr. David Kessler, Former FDA Commissioner

What is Actemra?

Actemra is a prescription immunosuppressive drug used to treat adults with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis, giant cell arteritis, polyarticular idiopathic arthritis and systematic juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Unlike other rheumatoid arthritis drugs that are on the market, Actemra’s has been linked to over a thousand wrongful deaths and millions of ADEs (adverse drug events). Actemra’s warning label fails to inform patients of the potential life-threatening conditions that can occur from taking this medication such as heart attack, stroke, lung disease, pancreatitis, and death.

Actemra Risks and Side Effects

Over 1,000 patients have wrongfully died and tens of thousands have had adverse drug experiences with conditions associated with Actemra since it entered the U.S. marketplace in January 2010. When Actemra was approved and put in the marketplace, Roche – Genentech boasted in their marketing materials that unlike competing arthritis meds, their medication was not associated with heart attacks, heart failure or other life-threatening lung complications. However, this is not the case.

The problem with Actemra is that while this medication doesn’t create more risks than other RA drugs (in fact, the side effects are about the same), the label fails to warn patients about the risks they may encounter once they take Actemra. Much like the medication Vioxx, it was quickly approved by the FDA with only short-term clinical studies to prove that it was safe. As time progresses, more problems are being reported from patients who have used or are using Actemra.

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Everything you need to know about Actemra

Video: Everything you need to know about Actemra

Watch this video to learn the who, what, when, and where of Actemra. With any medical drug or device it is always better to know too much than be left in the dark without any information. Learn more about the damages caused by Actemra and find out what to do if you have been injured.

Video: What To Do If You Took Actemra

It’s not your fault that you weren’t told about the adverse effects from taking Actemra. We are here to help get you the information you need. Learn more now.

Video: Where Did Actemra Go Wrong?

If over 1.5 million Americans are afflicted with rheumatoid arthritis how many prescriptions could there be for Actemra? What exactly went wrong with Actemra’s labeling?

Video: Issues with Actemra

There are serious risks in taking Actemra that you should know about. For more on damages caused by Actemra and what to do if you’ve been injured, watch now.

Video: How Does Actemra Work?

Actemra can be self administered or delivered by a doctor, caregiver, or nurse. Learn how this drug functions by changing how the immune system works.

Video: The History of Actemra

Who makes Actemra and what is it used to treat? How is Actemra different from other rheumatoid arthritis drugs on the market? Find out now.

Actemra Risks and Side Effects

Roche – Genentech Fails to Warn Patients of Dangerous Potential Effects From Taking Actemra

Over 1,000 patients have wrongfully died and tens of thousands have had adverse drug experiences with conditions associated with Actemra since it entered the U.S. marketplace in January 2010. When Actemra was approved and put in the marketplace, Roche – Genentech boasted in their marketing materials that unlike competing arthritis meds, their medication was not associated with heart attacks, heart failure or other life-threatening lung complications. However, this is not the case.

The problem with Actemra is that while this medication doesn’t create more risks than other RA drugs (in fact, the side effects are about the same), the label fails to warn patients about the risks they may encounter once they take Actemra. Much like the medication Vioxx, it was quickly approved by the FDA with only short-term clinical studies to prove that it was safe. As time progresses, more problems are being reported from patients who have used or are using Actemra.

Actemra Lawsuits and Settlement Landscape

If you or a loved one took Actemra and suffered from heart failure, heart attack, stroke, pancreatitis, interstitial lung disease, gastrointestinal perforation or death, then you may be able to receive financial compensation. Investigations are underway to determine the extent of the damages incurred by innocent patients after taking this drug.

Actemra was put on the market in 2010 and since then, countless patients have suffered needlessly due to complications linked to taking Actemra. Patients (both past and present) were never warned of the potential risks and were not given the opportunity to make a fully informed decision for their situation. Roche – Genentech knows that their drug puts patients at risk, and yet they still have failed to update their warning label when every other drug in its class has.

Roche – Genentech earned $1.7 Billion in sales from Actemra in 2016.

The statute of limitations and deadlines vary by state, so it is crucial to contact Periscope Group today. We want to be certain that you get the proper representation you need if you qualify to make a claim against Roche – Genentech.

Actemra Glossary of Key Terms

Arteritis
The inflammation of the walls of arteries, usually as a result of an infection or autoimmune response. Giant cell arteritis (also called temporal arteritis) is an inflammation of the lining of your arteries. It usually affects the arteries in your head (especially those in your temples).
Arthritis
There are over 100 types of arthritis, so this term generally refers to any disorder that affects the joints.
Gastrointestinal Perforation
Many studies have shown that people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis are twice as likely to have digestive problems. High levels of inflammation and a problematic immune system likely play a significant role. A gastrointestinal perforation occurs when a hole forms all the way through the stomach, large bowel, or small intestine.
Immunosuppressive Drug
Rheumatoid arthritis is the result of the body’s immune system not working properly. It attacks the lining of joints causing inflammation and pain. Immunosuppressive drugs calm the immune system preventing severe arthritis symptoms
Interstitial Lung Disease
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease which doesn’t affect only your joints. This disease means that the body mistakenly attacks its own tissues and can cause scarring in the lungs which results in shortness of breath and other complications.
Pancreatitis
Your pancreas is a long, flat gland that is found behind the stomach in the upper abdomen. It produces enzymes that aid in digestion and hormones that help to regulate the way your body processes sugar (glucose). Pancreatitis occurs when the pancreas is inflamed. Complications from pancreatitis can lead to hospitalization and even death.
Tocilizumab
The generic name of the immunosuppressive drug branded as Actemra that is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.

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You were never made fully aware of the potential life-threatening conditions that could be experienced due to taking Actemra. As claims against Roche – Genentech are mounting, Periscope Group can put you on a path to settlement. For over 20 years, we’ve served as a guardian for people who need to navigate an industry that doesn’t always have their best interests at heart. We provide the information, resources, and direct connection to reputable legal counsel that people need when their lives and livelihoods are at stake. Big pharmaceutical companies cannot silence the injured—not as long as we’re around.

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