Newer isn't always better, though many pharmaceutical organizations would have you believe it is.
Take the drug called Mobic, for example. A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), Mobic is used to help reduce pain in individuals who suffer from the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Introduced by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Mobic was touted as a better drug than Vioxx, which is also prescribed for the abovementioned purposes. However, safety soon became an issue.
In fact, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released the findings of a study that connected Mobic with an increased risk of heart attack in patients. For many who had taken the drug, this was a shock; they had been unwittingly playing "Russian Roulette" with their lives by ingesting a product that could be fatal.
Though the FDA did not remove Mobic from the public marketplace, its announcement did serve as a warning to those who had been led to feel safe using the drug.
To be sure, Mobic has a long list of side effects that were divulged by Boehringer Ingelheim when the product was introduced. Those include: muscle cramps; mouth ulcers; depression; dry mouth; irregular menstruation; dizziness; ringing in ears; seizures; and fatigue.
However, those who took Mobic or prescribed it in "good faith" were not forewarned about the possible connection between the medication and heart problems.
This has led many to voice concerns about whether Mobic was "fast tracked" to the market in an effort to undercut Merck & Company's Vioxx-related profits. Was Mobic properly studied, or was it simply rushed into the blood stream of persons around the globe? And, if so, what other complications could arise in individuals who have used Mobic to combat their arthritis and osteoarthritis pain, stiffness, and swelling?
Our team of legal professionals is greatly saddened by reports of potentially defective drugs hitting the marketplace before all the risks and side effects are known. In fact, every day, we get reports of medications that have been shown to have devastating consequences on the persons who use them and their families, coworkers, and acquaintances.
Contact us today via telephone or email to start the process. It's free to you and you'll be under absolutely zero obligation to make a claim against Mobic's makers. And if we decide to file on your behalf, you will owe us nothing until we get restitution for you.