Widows of Melanoma Victims May Be Owed MILLIONS by Pfizer, the maker of Viagra®
If your husband died of melanoma, did you know that Viagra® may have caused his death?
Recent reports indicate significant risk of melanoma skin cancer for men who use the drugs Viagra® or Revatio® (sildenifil citrate). These drugs are used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) as well as symptoms of pulmonary hypertension. Pfizer, the drug manufacturer, failed to properly test and warn Viagra® users of this deadly side effect, while continuing to make billions of dollars from consumers.
84% Higher Incidence of Melanoma/Skin Cancer
The April 2014 issue of the Journal of American Medicine Internal Medicine published results of a study which showed that men who used Viagra® or Revatio® had an 84% higher chance of developing melanoma than those who did not use the drug. In the study of 26,000 men, the results indicated increased risk of melanoma even when the researchers took other known risk factors into account, including where the patients lived (ultraviolet light exposure), family history of cancer and serious illnesses. (JAMA report linking Viagra® with Melanoma Skin Cancer)
There are 75,000 new cases of melanoma diagnosed each year. Two-thirds who are diagnosed are men. There are almost 10,000 melanoma-related deaths each year.
A number of news agencies have reported on the study, yet no steps have been taken by Pfizer to warn the public of this potentially deadly consequence.
(NBC News report-Viagra® May Boost Risk of Deadly Skin Cancer, Study Finds)
(CBS News report-Viagra® may increase melanoma risk, study finds)
(FOX News report-Erectile dysfunction drugs linked to skin cancer?)