Pharmaceutical Company Dramatically Increases Price of Important Drug To Treat Lead Poisoning

Valeant Pharmaceuticals has increased the price of a drug used to treat lead poisoning known as Calcium EDTA by more than 2,700% since 2014. Doctors have depended on Calcium EDTA for decades to treat cases of severe lead poisoning. Doctors, medical professionals and poison control specialists are alarmed about this price increase. The greed of the pharmaceutical company could eliminate this drug as a treatment for many patients.

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Lead poisoning is a serious public health issue that contributes to developmental brain injuries and poor school performance in young children. Lead poisoning impacts children of all races but is more often seen in groups living in older affordable housing. Baltimore City has a large stock of older homes that were built before lead-based paint was outlawed by the federal government in 1970’s.

Lead exposure and lead poisoning can cause permanent and severe medical problems in children including:

  • Delayed developmental growth
  • Aggressive and/or antisocial behavior
  • Learning disabilities
  • ADD or ADHD
  • Brain Swelling (encephalitis)
  • Convulsions
  • Coma
  • Death

Thousands of Baltimore children have been exposed to dangerous amounts of lead in their homes and communities. If your child was exposed to lead paint or if your child exhibits any of the symptoms listed above, call The Yost Legal Group at 1-800-YOST-LAW (967-8529) for a FREE consultation.

The attorneys at Yost Legal Group are experienced professionals ready to investigate your claim. When you call, we will help you determine if you were exposed to lead and will be able to make a financial recovery for the harms and losses caused by lead exposure. If we take tour case, we will handle it on a no win/no fee or expense basis.

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