Petition to Congress for Investigation of Lupron Adverse Effects

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    An online petition urging US Congress to intervene on behalf of those suffering debilitating long-term side effects of Lupron has been circulating around the internet.

    http://www.petition2congress.com/1902/investigation-lupron-side-effects-leuprolide-acetate/

    The purpose of this petition is to warn others regarding the drug Lupron (Leupolide Acetate) mfg. by Takeda/Abbott Pharmaceuticals in the hope that further long-term safety studies are done before it disables or kills more women. This drug was originally marketed to treat prostate cancer patients but now is widely used for the treatment of endometriosis, infertility, fibroids/ovarian cysts and even precocious puberty.

    Many women are continuing to suffer the side effects long after taking their last dose even though their doctor and the pharmaceutical company states that the side effects should go away within 3-6 months. Side effects include but are not limited to: hot flashes, memory loss, tachycardia, hematura, hypotension, dizziness, insomnia, anxiety, depression, Vitamin D deficiency, constant gnawing bone/joint pain, osteoarthritis, osteopenia, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, degenerative disc disease, autoimmune diseases, blood disorders, cancer and many others including death and yet not one long term study has been conducted.

    It is devastating to us that we agreed to take an FDA approved drug under the care of our physician whom we trusted only to find ourselves sicker than you could imagine —- in pain and unable to get the proper treatment or even believed that Lupron caused our problems.

    We hereby request that an investigation be undertaken into the short term and long term effects of Lupron on women. We further request that all outcomes and results of such trials be released and published so that both patients and doctors alike may have the benefit of all the information regarding this drug.

    The petition has reached over 10,000 signatures so far.

    Does anyone have information regarding the status of this petition?

    Has the website hosting the petition taken any steps toward initiating a dialogue concerning Lupron side effects, and do they have enough influence to do so?

    Has Congress taken any action whatsoever to officially address this problem?

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