Friday, February 27, 2009

Drug Warning

Psoriasis is a chronic disease where people who has it can develop red, scaly patches on their skin. This can itch and can cause quite a lot of embarrassment. The disease is associated with many other conditions, including diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. Millions of people suffer from this condition, but those who do should know the consequences of a particular drug named Raptiva.

Raptiva is a drug that was approved by the FDA in 2003. But the drug has been linked to serious side effects, some of which include meningitis or a brain infection called progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, or PML. The symptoms for Raptiva PML are loss of coordination, sudden unexplained personality changes, weakness, and difficulty with seeing and speaking.

Because there is no known prevention or treatment for PML, is a disease that causes irreversible neurological damage. This is a serious side effect for a drug to treat a skin condition, and one that should be discussed. Just this month the FDA began an investigation into this drug because at least two deaths have occurred from this debilitating side effect.

If you or someone you know has taken this medication, there is possibility injuries and illness occurring from Raptiva are entitled to compensation from the drug company.


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