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Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Aricept Lawsuit: Public Citizen Sues FDA Over Safety Of Alzheimer's Drug
A consumer group pressing the Food and Drug Administration to remove the highest dose of an Alzheimer's disease drug from the market is suing the agency for what it calls "foot-dragging."
Public Citizen high dose has more-dangerous, potentially deadly side effects including vomiting, which in Alzheimer's patients "can lead to pneumonia, massive gastrointestinal bleeding, esophageal rupture or death." Other side effects more common at the high dose are nausea, diarrhea, anorexia and confusion.