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Saturday, June 16, 2007

Avandia Lawyers May Also be Able to Facilitate a Deal with a Former Nigerian Dictator

Looks like plaintiffs' lawyers are pretty enthused about the Avandia possibilities.  Not only is there a ton of Google ads for attorneys, but they're in the spam game now too. Here's one I received on my home account today:

From: "AVANDIA Lawsuit Info" <[email protected]>
Date: June 16, 2007 3:37:32 AM EDT
To: "Subscriber"
Subject: Have You Taken AVANDIA? Important Lawsuit Information

AVANDIA Lawsuit Info
Have You Taken AVANDIA?

Important Lawsuit Information

The New England Journal of Medicine has released the results from 42 studies
involving 15,560 diabetes patients who were prescribed Avandia.

Patients getting Avandia were 43 percent more likely to have a heart attack.
The study also suggested a trend toward higher death rates in the Avandia group.

Avandia (rosiglitazone) is manufactured by drug maker GlaxoSmithKline,
and is one of the most popular pharmaceuticals for the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

If you or someone you know has taken Avandia you or that someone or their family may be entitled to monetary damages.

To stop receiving announcements

The Legal Advocate
300 East 57th Street
New York, New York 10022

The Legal Advocate, TLA, LLC and Think Interactive Mrktng, Inc are not law firms and are not associated with GlaxoSmithKline PLC*
You must fill out the attached form to be interviewed by an attorney to determine whether you or your relative qualifies.
Certain cases may only be accepted based on federal and state statutes.

Both the nominal return address and the URL domain are registered anonymously and share the same SSL certificate host ( - cute).  It resolves to -- and LegalLeadsHost has made a prior appearance spamming for clients.


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I just recently read this blog. I noted there was an email that seemed to have been sent by our company The Legal Advocate.

If you look closely we were duped ourselves. Someone used our can spam information in their spam email, then used their own form to receive the leads. This is outrageous.

We had nothing to do with this spam email.

Thank you.

Posted by: AP | Jun 19, 2007 5:08:01 AM

my wife who has had bypass surgery and is diabetic was given avandia .... after that she went into cogestive heart failure ...... she was taken to hospital and they helped her with diuritics.... since then she has to stay on high doses of diuritics her heart doctor said she should not have been given avandia.. she has had two more espiodes of heart faliure and hospitalization since the intial onset after taking avandia......

Posted by: Sal Altadonna | Mar 23, 2008 8:43:35 AM

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