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Xeljanz Lawsuits

Side effects of the rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis drug Xeljanz may result in the development of serious and potentially lethal pulmonary embolism. Lawsuits are being reviewed by lawyers nationwide.…

Side Effects of Xeljanz May Increase Risk of Pulmonary Embolism, Death: FDA Warning

Federal health officials indicate that side effects of Xeljanz, a popular rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis drug, may increase the risk of blood clots in the lungs, potentially resulting in a pulmonary embolism or death. The FDA’s Xeljanz warning was issued Monday, after a recent clinical trial found that patients taking certain dosage amounts of Xeljanz for rheumatoid arthritis were found to be more likely to develop blood clots or die, when compared to individuals taking the same doses of the drug to treat ulcerative colitis. Xeljanz (tofacitinib) is a drug that was first approved by the FDA in 2012…