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Warning labels cannot prevent more deaths from heart drug, Natrecor

As more deaths are linked to Natrecor, LawyersandSettlements.com promotes free case evaluations for those adversely affected by the medicine.

North Carolina With FDA orders, the maker of Natrecor delivered study results which indicated more deaths than previously recorded. These patients taking Natrecor died due to kidney or heart problems.

The drug is still on the market as the FDA continues to analyze the results from past Natrecor studies. Several studies revealed severe kidney failure, death, and low blood pressure in patients taking Natrecor. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association said hospitalized patients given Natrecor appeared more likely to die in the first month after treatment than those given traditional medication or placebo.

Natrecor (nesiritide) is administered intravenously for the treatment of severe heart diseases Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) and Acutely Decompensated Congestive Heart Failure (ADCHF). Upon FDA prompting, the manufacturer, Scios, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, revised the warning label. The new label insert simply states, "Natrcor may affect renal function in susceptible individuals" while providing brief details of studies showing mortality rates.

Some hospitals and medical clinics are not using Natrecor at all. Heart doctors at the noteworthy Cleveland Clinic voted unanimously to reduce or eliminate the use of Natrecor. Many consumers and medical professionals feel that the risks of using Natrecor are too high and FDA should remove the product from shelves.

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