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.
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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