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LegalView.com Tracks Avandia Litigation, Other Important Avandia Information through its Avandia Information Portal

(EMAILWIRE.COM, July 04, 2007 ) Denver, CO -- In the wake of one of the nation's first lawsuits related to diabetes drug Avandia (filed in US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Case No. 207CV254), LegalView.com is pleased to remind readers that a complete -- and completely free -- collection of news and information on the drug is available 24 hours a day at avandia.legalview.com. Avandia is a medication prescribed to control Type 2 diabetes. It came under fire this spring when the New England Journal of Medicine published a study showing that using the drug increased patients' risk of heart attacks by up to an alarming 43 percent. The study also showed that the subjects' risk of death from a cardiac incident was increased by up to 64 percent. In response, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has required manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline to place a "black box" warning on the the drug's label. This represent the most serious warning that the FDA can require. As the web's most complete resource for the legal issues that affect Americans, LegalView.com is following the issue closely at its Avandia side effects information portal and related Avandia blog.While an increased risk of heart attack represents a serious danger to the sufferer of any illness, it is especially devastating for diabetes patients, who already run an increased risk of heart disease. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), heart disease or stroke (which has its roots in vascular problems) will be the cause of death for two out of three diabetics, statistically speaking. Visitors looking for this and other factual information on the drug can find it at the Avandia blog, which tracks news and research information as it appears. A recent post discusses the Avandia lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas (Case No. 207CV254), filed by the family of Larry Alan Stafford, who died May 21, 2007 of a heart attack at age 60 -- and had been taking a drug that contained Avandia as one of it components. From there, visitors can move to LegalView.com's free Avandia portal, intended as a complete resource for Avandia patients and their loved ones. The portal collects LegalView.com's original articles on Avandia, news feeds and government announcements on the drug, a glossary of scientific terms related to Avandia, and legal information for concerned patients. In addition, visitors who may want information on finding their own Avandia attorney can take advantage of LegalView.com's attorney referral service, which is confidential, nationwide and always completely free. The Avandia portal is just part of LegalView.com's extensive collections of factual information on the web about legal issues relevant to Americans. In fact, LegalView.com has built many portals on hot-button legal issues that include original articles, blogs, news feeds, glossaries of unfamiliar scientific or legal terms, jury verdicts and settlements, encyclopedia entries and much more. Some of these portals discuss issues such as the AMO Complete Moisture Plus recall, with information on the possibly tainted contact lens solution; finding a truck accident lawyer, for those who may need legal advice regarding a truck accident; or resources for contacting traumatic brain injury attorneys, who can help obtain compensation for brain-damaged and sometimes permanently disabled people. These information portals exist in addition to LegalView.com's wide collection of fast facts and original articles on other important legal topics such as unsafe drugs, defective consumer products, occupational chemical exposure, and recalled or tainted foods. Those who are ready to seek an attorney for these or any other issue can use LegalView.com's free, nationwide attorney referral search to help them find an attorney in their area.LegalView.com is a free public service put together by Legal WebTV Network, LLC, a Limited Liability Corporation created by a group of distinguished law firms from around the United States: Anapol Schwartz; Brent Coon and Associates; Burg Simpson; Cohen, Placitella and Roth; James F. Humphhreys and Associates; Lopez McHugh; and Thornton and Naumes. For more information on LegalView.com's distinguised law firm sponsors and their accomplishments, or to get in touch with LegalView.com's accomplished member attorneys, visit LegalView.com at www.legalview.com.###This press release was issued through GroupWeb EmailWire.com. For more information on press release distribution, go to http://www.emailwire.com.


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Peter Kent

peter@legalview.com

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