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Study Shows Prempro Premarin Increase Breast Cancer Defective Products
Germany Study Shows Prempro & Premarin Increase Risk of Breast Cancer
A newly released German study found that the hormone replacement drugs, Prempro and Premarin, both manufactured by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer if taken for over five years.
Initiated by the German Cancer Research Center and University Hospitals, the study looked at over 10,000 women between the ages of 50 and 74 over a six year period. It concluded that women who have already been treated with hormone replacement therapy (HRT) drugs, such as Prempro or Premarin, have a 37 percent higher risk of developing breast cancer than who weren’t. It also concluded that women taking these HRT drugs have a 73 percent higher risk of developing breast cancer. While these numbers seem outrageous, they coincide with other studies that have been conducted in the United States by the Women’s Health Initiative and Harvard University.
What are these drugs?
Prempro is a combination therapy of the estrogen and progesterone replacement drugs generally referred to as hormone replacement therapy. Premarin is a compound drug consisting primarily of conjugated estrogens. Both are manufactured by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and have been linked to increased rates of breast cancer. It is estimated that thousands of lawsuits have been filed against the company over these drugs’ usage.
Why legal experts say that Wyeth is liable.
Bryan Aylstock, a Florida attorney whose firm protects the rights of consumers who are seriously injured due to defective drugs, says that HRT litigation has matured and that individual cases have gotten stronger – both from a scientific evidence and liability standpoints. He explained, “We’ve increased our ability to show that drug companies who were making money off these drugs, literally billions of dollars, knew that they had a problem and intentionally, or at least negligently, failed to disclose those problems to the individuals that were taking the drugs.”
If you or a loved one has been injured due to the use of a hormone replacement therapy drug, contact an attorney to discuss your situation. The consultation is free, without obligation and strictly confidential. To contact a qualified attorney whose practice focuses in this area of the law, please click here. We may be able to help.
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