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02/16/2011 — Switzerland-based pharmaceutical giant, Roche, was dealt a major blow recently when the U. S. Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended revoking approval of its drug, Avastin. Avastin is the world’s best-selling cancer drug, with sales of about $6 Billion in 2009, and is prescribed to approximately 17,500 women with breast cancer per year.

The drug has now been linked to devastating side effects such as holes in the stomach or intestines (gastrointestinal perforation); kidney damage; changes in vision or neurological damage; impaired wound healing; heart failure; and severe bleeding resulting in stroke or death.

If you or a someone you know has been seriously injured from taking Avastin, or to discuss other cases of catastrophic injury, contact an attorney at Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder by calling 203-583-8634 or use our online contact form.

For more information on Avastin or to discuss other cases of possible medical malpractice, please contact Koskoff, Koskoff and Bieder at 203-583-8634, or use our online contact form.