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Petitioning Pharmaceutical Company Fresenius Kabi

Fix Drug Don't Sue!


The company, Fresenius Kabi, is threatening to lodge a compensation claim worth millions after Professor Anders Perner published a study arguing that a common treatment for severe sepsis with the drug hydroxyethyl starch (HES) can induce kidney failure and haemorrhages, which in the worst case can kill the patient. http://sciencenordic.com/pharma-giant-threatens-danish-scientist

More History

 
The NY Times published a damning article on their US activities, especially in relation to this particular product Granuflo, recently in June 2012, and they are now being officially investigated by the FDA:
Dialysis Company’s Failure to Warn of Product Risk Draws Inquiry
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/15/health/fda-investigates-fresenius-for-failure-to-warn-of-risk.html
 
Propublica investigated them thoroughly in 2010 and published a series of damning investigative journalistic reports on their activities in the USA:
 
In Dialysis, Life-Saving Care at Great Risk and Cost
http://www.propublica.org/article/in-dialysis-life-saving-care-at-great-risk-and-cost
 
When Needles Dislodge, Dialysis Can Turn Deadly
http://www.propublica.org/article/when-needles-dislodge-dialysis-can-turn-deadly
 
Federal Grand Jury Probes Major Dialysis Provider (2011)
http://www.propublica.org/article/federal-grand-jury-probes-major-dialysis-provider
 

Letter to
Pharmaceutical Company Fresenius Kabi
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Pharmaceutical Company Fresenius Kabi.

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Stop suing Prof Anders; Spend the money to fix drug and prove safety

The company, Fresenius Kabi, is threatening to lodge a compensation claim worth millions after Professor Anders Perner published a study arguing that a common treatment for severe sepsis with the drug hydroxyethyl starch (HES) can induce kidney failure and haemorrhages, which in the worst case can kill the patient. http://sciencenordic.com/pharma-giant-threatens-danish-scientist
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Sincerely,

Amy Price