Belviq and Belviq XR are prescription weight-loss medications that are presented to the consumer as a means of helping individuals who struggle with obesity. The drugs are designed to make users experience a feeling of fullness even though they are on low-calorie diets.
The medication was approved in 2012 by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration with a requirement that its maker, Eisai, conduct a clinical trial to determine the efficacy and safety of the drug. The FDA recently became concerned over the trial data it received and has now reported the medication to be potentially linked to an increased risk of various types of cancer.
Medications are expected to perform certain functions when issued to manage pain or serious illness. Consumers believe medicine should aid in healing us or help us experience a better quality of life. We all know there is a potential for things we ingest to cause side effects. However, along with a rise in the issuance of prescription drugs, there have arisen some serious unexpected side effects that create intense concern for many patients.
Individuals who have suffered from the effects of an unsafe drug such as Belviq need to know that there are others who have been adversely impacted just like you. As a matter of fact, lawsuits are being filed against the negligent drug maker to hold this manufacturer accountable for the dangers it has perpetrated against society.
The legal team at The Eichholz Law Firm is giving voice to and empowering those who have been negatively affected by Belviq. If you or a family member took Belviq and developed cancer, immediately contact our office to set up a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.