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If you took Enbrel and developed a serious side effect, we urge you to consult with experienced, knowledgeable, and
dedicated legal counsel to determine your possible legal rights to financial compensation for your injuries, Enbrel
Lymphoma & Cancer: EnbrelIn August 2009, the FDA issued a black box warning about
the risk of cancers associated with the use of Enbrel. The black box warning came after a 2008 FDA investigation,
analyzing adverse event data, found approximately 30 children using TNF inhibitors developed cancer. Half of the
cancers were lymphomas, including Hodgkins and non-Hodgkins lymphoma. The analysis also discovered cases of
leukemia, melanoma and solid organ cancers.
Tubercuosis: In May 2008, the FDA issued a black box warning about the risk of serious
infections, including Tuberculosis, associated with the use of Enbrel. Tuberculosis or TB is a bacterial infection
that is transmitted through the air which generally stays latent. However, in immune-compromised people with such
as those with HIV or taking immunosuppressant medications, it can spread through the lymph nodes and blood stream
into the lungs and cause death.
Histoplasmosis & Fungal Infections: In September 2008, the FDA required manufacturers
of TNF-Blocker drugs, including Enbrel, to strengthen their warnings about the risk of serious fungal infections,
including histoplasmosis. The FDA said that patients taking Enbrel should be aware that they are more susceptible
to serious fungal infections, and reviewed 240 reports of histoplasmosis in patients taking Enbrel and other TNF
blockers. Histoplasmosis is a disease caused by the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum, and can be fatal if
Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML): This rare disease damages the myelin that
covers and protects the nerves in the white matter of the brain. PML is usually fatal and almost exclusively occurs
in people with severely compromised immune systems. PML is caused by the reactivation of the JC virus which is an
asymptomatic infection in approximately one third of the adult population. Prior to antiretroviral therapy, PML was
commonly seen in HIV patients.