Buy this domain.
Cymbalta Diabetic Nerve Pain Claims Deceptive, FDA Says | cialis online

Cymbalta Diabetic Nerve Pain Claims Deceptive, FDA Says

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

A new Cymbalta marketing campaign makes deceptive claims about the anti-depressant’s benefits and downplays its dangers. Now, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is telling Cymbalta’s maker, Eli Lilly, to end the promotion.

Cymbalta is used to treat depression, anxiety and diabetic nerve pain. In 2005, new warnings were added to the Cymbalta label about its potential to cause liver problems. Doctors were warned to avoid prescribing Cymbalta to patients with pre-existing liver disease. That label update also included warnings about a variety of side effects linked to Cymbalta, including hepatitis, jaundice and other liver-related problems in patients using Cymbalta. The FDA also recently issued a new warning about the potential for suicidal thinking in adults taking antidepressants, but the agency specifically singled out Cymbalta because of a higher than expected rate of suicide attempts in recent studies.

Cymbalta, launched in 2004, has become a strong seller for Eli Lilly. It registered $1.3 billion in sales last year, an increase of 94%. In the second quarter this year, only top-seller Zyprexa brought in more revenue than Cymbalta’s $519.5 million. No doubt, these stellar figures can be attributed to the aggressive marketing of Cymbalta by Eli Lilly.

The promotional campaign that has drawn the FDA’s attention consists of a mailer that promotes Cymbalta as a treatment for diabetic nerve pain. The promotional material says Cymbalta helps patients “experience less pain interference with overall functioning.” It uses a series of bar charts to show how Cymbalta could ease their pain. But the FDA letter says the mailer overstates the drug’s effectiveness in treating diabetic nerve pain. The letter says these claims are ” false or misleading in that it overstates the efficacy of Cymbalta and omits some of the most serious and important risk information associated with its use.” The FDA said that the mailer downplayed Cymbalta’s risk for liver damage, and left out important information about dangerous interactions with other drugs. The FDA asked Eli Lily to cease use of the mailer, as well as several other promotional materials that made the same claims about Cymbalta.

An Eli Lilly spokesperson told the Indianapolis Star that the company is working with the FDA “to gain a greater understanding of their concerns.” He said the company will take action once it has “more clarity” on the agency’s comments.

« »

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.




Defective Johnson & Johnson Depuy ASR Hip Implants

The Johnson & Johnson Depuy ASR Hip Implant is suppose to last 15 years, but can fail in only a few years after surgery. Victims with faulty hip implants endure excruciating pain, pain in the groin, death of tissue in the hip joint and loss of surrounding bone. GET ALL THE FACTS NOW! CLICK HERE!

CAT Scans Radiation Exposure

If you had a CT or CAT scan and now have a band of missing hair, skin reddening or any other problems possibly related to a radiation overdose, you may have been exposed to much radiation due to incorrect settings on these machines. CONTACT US TODAY!

Water Contamination From Fracking

Hydraulic Fracturing of Fracking a way to extract natural gas from shale is contaminating water supplies across the country. Get the facts to keep your drinking water safe for your family.

Overexposure to PCBs

Many people unknowingly have been exposed to high levels of PCBs. Recently 3 schools in NY City were found to have dangerous levels of PCBs throughout. Many workers for Monsanto, General Electric, and Westinghouse were exposed to high levels of PCBs. PCBs are a dangerous toxic substance that doesn't break down easily and can cause chloracne, bleeding and neurological disorders, liver damage, spontaneous abortions, malformed babies, cancer, and death. GET THE FACTS!
Overexposure to

Great Photography

Tallis Photo, the number one photographer for great corporate, wedding, and special occasion photos. CONTACT US TODAY!

Poligrip Lawsuit

Super Poligrip or Fixodent May Cause Nerve Damage. 800-LAW-INFO

Personal Injury Lawyer Nassau County

If you or someone you love was injured CONTACT US TODAY!

Nursing Home Blog

When a loved one is abused at a nursing home, it is time to take action. STOP nursing home abuse!

Car Accident Lawyer Nassau County

If you or someone you love was injured in an auto accident CONTACT US TODAY!

Suffolk County Auto Accident Lawyer

If you or someone you love was injured in an auto accident in Suffolk County, NY CONTACT US TODAY!

Don't Be Denied Veterans Benefits

If you or someone you love was denied veterans benefits CONTACT US TODAY!

Oil Rig Spills Lawyer

Oil Rig Spills harm the environment and cause heavy losses to coastal game and fishing industries, as well as a loss of waterway usage, resulting in a loss of income to individuals and businesses, and a loss of beach front usage. Don't let a spill cause you harm, CONTACT US TODAY!

Whistle Blower

Stand up and say what you think is right. See something, say something.