Patients diagnosed with gout, a painful form of arthritis in the joints may be prescribed the gout medication Uloric. This drug is used to treat gout by lowering blood uric acid levels in patients. In February 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found that Uloric was linked to an increased risk of death.
The FDA has issued a black box warning on Uloric medication. This means that Uloric can be highly dangerous to patients and the benefits of taking this drug may be outweighed by the side effects. Patients who have been taking Uloric to treat gout may be entitled to a Uloric lawsuit and compensation for any damages caused by the dangerous drug.