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Viagra Linked to Increase Risk of Melanoma (Skin Cancer)

A recent study has possibly linked Viagra to an increased risk of melanoma. A study published in the June issue of JAMA Internal Medicine indicates that men you use Viagra may have an 85% increase in the risk of developing melanoma. 26,000 men where a part of a study for over 10 years took part in a study in which data showed Viagra users have an increased risk of skin cancer. There are now reports of plaintiff lawyers investigating this possible increased risk of melanoma and the pharmaceutical company's knowledge of these risks. Researches have recommending additional testing for Viagra in order to confirm the link between drug and melanoma. The study was conducted on approx 26,000 men and the data shows an 84% increased risk for melanoma in Viagra users. The average age of the men in this Viagra study was 65. Melanoma is one of the worst skin cancers as it leads to nearly 10,000 deaths a year in the United States. The study's co-author Dr. Abrar Qureshi stated: “People who are on the medication and who have a high risk for developing melanoma may consider touching base with their primary care providers." Previous studies actually claimed that Viagra might actually help defend against Melanoma. This new study linking Viagra to melanoma was conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health. Some experts are speculating that Viagra's main ingredient sildenafil citrate could lower levels of a cancer-fighting protein called PDE5A, which could potentially increase the invasiveness of melanoma cancer cells.

Viagra has been per scribed to over 23 million men since it was approved by the FDA. It's a billion dollar industry for Pfizer Inc (reported Viagra sales were over 2 billion in 2012). Should the link between an increased risk in melanoma and Viagra be proven true and lawsuits are filed, it could create a massive Viagra Class Action lawsuit. There are no warnings currently on Viagra packaging alerting consumers of an increase risk of Melanoma. The FDA has yet to comment on if they are going to be investigating Viagra for a possible Viagra Recall or a potential Black Box warning. There is no word of if these dangerous potentialViagra side effects have had any impact on sales or use. Follow this web site to learn about the latest breaking developments in any possible Viagra Recall or Viagra Class Action.

Viagra Side Effects

A recent study has linked Viagra to a serious side effect, the increased risk of melanoma. On the actual Viagra packaging and websites the Common side effects of Viagra include facial flushing, headaches, stomach pain, nasal congestion, nausea, diarrhea, and an inability to differentiate between the colors green and blue. However this recent study indicates that Viagra users may have a 84% higher chance of developing melanoma than non Viagra users. Melanoma is one of the most serious types of skin cancer that one can have. Nearly 1,000 people suffer death from melanoma each year. If you have suffered serious side effects from Viagra, it should be reported to the FDA. The FDA however has not made any statement as of yet regarding this study linking Viagra to melanoma.

Viagra FDA Recall

There is currently no Viagra FDA recall. The FDA has also not yet released any statement that it's investigating Viagra due to a recent study that has linked Viagra use with an increased risk in melanoma, skin cancer. Any information on a Viagra FDA recall would be posted on the FDA Viagra page here. Viagra may increase the risk of melanoma because it impacts the same pathway that allows the skin cancer to become more invasive. The FDA actively monitors adverse side effects of various kinds of medications. For example in 2004 the FDA was involved in warning Merck regarding Vioxx, which resulted in a Vioxx Recall. The FDA warnings regarding the label resulted in a massive class action lawsuit. Vioxx is considered to be the largest drug recall in history, with Merck settling Vioxx litigation in the US for $4.8 billion, with close to $1 billion in legal expenses. The amount of men who have developed melanoma has reportedly increased since Viagra was approved by the FDA in 1998. Approximately 78,000 people will be diagnosed with melanoma in 2014. Around 10 thousand people die from melanoma skin cancer every single year. Many lawyers all over the country are investigating the link between melanoma and viagra. Currently it is not known if any new viagra lawsuits have been filed. Industry insiders are speculating that if there is a link confirmed between viagra and an increased risk of melanoma, viagra lawsuits could be filed over a failure to warn.

Viagra Class Action Lawsuit

There is currently no active Viagra Class Action lawsuits pending. However a study by JAMA indicates that Viagra can lead to a 84% increased risk in melanoma. The objective of the study, per the study's website states: "To evaluate the association between sildenafil use and risk of incident melanoma among men in the United States." If this link is confirmed it is reasonable that Pfizer knew or should have known about the increased risk in a deadly skin cancer. Most plaintiff's law firms will work on a contingency fee agreement, which means that there are no up front costs to file a Viagra lawsuit or to be involved in a Viagra Class Action. The Viagra lawyers only receive compensation if you awarded money either in the case of a settlement or a verdict. Our Viagra lawyers will work with you on all aspects of your Viagra Lawsuit to make sure you recovery most compensation allowed. Viagra sales over the years has averaged around $2 billion dollars.

Viagra Recall Lawsuit

If you have taken Viagra and suffered from melanoma you may be entitled to compensation. Our Viagra lawyers are investigating the link between an increased risk and melanoma. If the pharmaceutical company knew there was risk of melanoma they should have alerted the public. It may be possible to sue over Viagra for a failure to warn. To have our Viagra lawyers review your potential claim, please complete the form the right. Our Viagra lawyers will review your information and advise on the next steps in filing a Viagra lawsuit.

 


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