There are many different types of spinal injections. I would like to touch on one in particular in hope of helping someone avoid potential major health problems. The drug is Enbrel. It is being marketed very well. Many “so-called” spinal centers and spinal experts are using this drug on many spinal and joint problems. They even have Phil Mickelson on board. Just remember you cant fool the body or mask a problem indefinitely, it will bite you hard in the bum. In fact, it just might take your life. read on….
Enbrel (known as etanercept) and Lymphoma
Back in April 2011, after a thorough investigation by the FDA, a public health alert was issued against the TNF blocker Enbrel. After reviewing over 30 cases of cancer in children and young adults, the Food and Drug Administration claim that prolonged use of this drug can lead to an increased risk of blood related cancers such as lymphoma. Although the drug currently carries warnings about the risk of cancer, many people feel that the drug itself should be banned from sale.
A Los Angeles personal injury attorney explains that a TNF blocker is designed to deal with auto-immune disorders in which the body is under attack from its very own immune system as well as health problems that are caused by inflammation. These can include rheumatoid arthritis, crone’s disease, ulcerative colitis and plaque psoriasis. It also helps in the treatment of polyarticular idiopathic (doctor induced) and juvenile arthritis in children over the age of two. Enbrel prevents the immune system from turning and attacking the body by reducing the production of protein that helps a normal immune system to fight of any unwanted invaders. However reports have shown that this removal of protein can lead to very serious side effects. The decrease in the number of white blood cells caused by the drug has been known to put patients at risk to blood related cancers.
The company that produces Enbrel (Wyeth and Amgen) insist that the drug is safe to use and one of the reasons why they make this claim, although it cannot be proved, is that in the first quarter of 2008, sales of the drug peaked at $998 million. Therefore withdrawing the drug would have serious financial implications. This is another classic example of Big Pharma dining on the weak and unknowledgeable. However, in the third quarter of 2008 an adverse event report was issued by The Institute For Safe Medication Practices after stating that the drug Enbrel had been cited 495 times.
If you or a family member feel that you have developed a form of cancer after taking the TNF blocker, you should know there are many other people who have had serious ill effects also. There are many cases in litigation so don’t hesitate to seek the advice of a product liability lawyer who has experience in dealing with these type of cases. They will be very familiar with the story and will know exactly which path to take to deliver you the compensation level that you deserve.
The majority of people agree that Enbrel and other TNF blockers such as Remicade and Humira really should be withdrawn and there are definitely signs to support this. However unless the FDA decide to make that all important decision, there may well be many more people suffering because of them.
Enbrel (etanercept) is a drug used to treat people with immune diseases such as arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, plaque psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. It is made up of a protein that is given in the form of an injection. These are many side effects that you should be aware of. Know for sure your immune system will be knocked down to nothing.
VARIOUS LOCAL AND SYSTEMIC ALLERGIC REACTIONS
UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS
Although Enbrel helps treat against immune disorders, it also makes the body more susceptible to infections. A common one that is seen with patients taking this drug is an upper-respiratory infection. If you experience an infection of the sinuses, ears or throat with or without fever, know for sure your immune system is under attack.
Headaches are another common complaint while taking Enbrel. When your headache becomes consistant, severe or pulsating, it may be time to re-think your decision to contaminate your body with this drug.
MORE SIDE EFFECTS
There are many more serious side effects of Enbrel that you should be aware of. These include tuberculosis, multiple sclerosis, seizures, heart failure and lymphoma, cancer, leukemia, high blood pressure, allergic reactions, etc.
It you would like a natural approach and substitution to a TNF blocker, visit our clinic for a complete evaluation. We will give you several alternatives and explain in simple facts and examples how our natural methods get results.
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