After an FDA warning last year that the diabetes drug Actos could increase the risk of bladder cancer, thousands of people came forward to file a claim for their bladder cancer injuries or death of a loved one.Read More
July 21, 2011 – Regulators with the European Medicines Agency broke their silence today on the safety of the popular diabetes drug Actos. Although they have decided to keep the drug on the market, warning labels will have to be added about the risk of bladder cancer from long term use.Read More
June 15, 2011 - The FDA released a statement on its website today indicating it would require a label change for the popular diabetes drug Actos to show the drug carries risks of bladder disease.Read More
Actos is a popular drug taken by millions of people worldwide to treat type II diabetes. Unfortunately, the FDA has issued a warning that the drug may be associated with an increased risk for bladder cancer.
The warnings follow research in Europe showing a dramatically increased risk for bladder cancer with long-term Actos use. While the drug has been banned in France and Germany, it remains on the market in the United States.
Experts fear that since the manufacturers, Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly, failed to properly warn of the bladder cancer risks of Actos, thousands or more people may have been affected.
A federal court has now been established for the sole purpose of helping those with Actos legal claims seek compensation. Lawyers are available to discuss your case today to see if you qualify.
If you took Actos and have been diagnosed with bladder cancer, Contact us today to speak with a lawyer about your case. You may be entitled to compensation, however, the time to file a claim is limited.
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July 20, 2012 - A recent order by the judge in charge of Actos litigation may give those affected more time to file a claim and prepare their case for trial or settlement.
However, victims of Actos bladder cancer still face deadlines for their case, therefore, anyone who has experienced symptoms is encouraged to visit their doctor and speak with a lawyer about their legal rights as soon as possible.
CBS News first reported last June that Germany and France banned Actos after studies showed use for more than a year could increase bladder cancer rates by as much as 40%. The FDA in the U.S. issued its own Actos alert on June 15, 2011.Read More
June 21, 2012 – Those who have taken Actos for their diabetes now have a new danger to consider after a British study released this month linked the drug to macular edema.
This safety warning combines with others in the past year which have associated Actos with bladder cancer and heart attacks. Anyone who has experienced blurred vision, heart problems or symptoms of bladder cancer after taking Actos is encouraged to visit their doctor and speak with a lawyer about their legal options.
Warnings about Actos began last year when a French study found long-term use could increase bladder cancer occurrences by as much as 40%. Germany and France subsequently banned new prescriptions of the drug. On June 15, 2011, the FDA followed up with its own alert about Actos.Read More
The FDA has issued a health advisory to patients taking the diabetes drug Actos, warning that use of the drug for longer than a year may be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer.
The warning, released in June of 2011, came after a study of more than 155,000 people by the French Medicines Agency showed that those taking Actos could face up to a 40% increased chance of developing bladder cancer.
While Actos has been banned in France and Germany, it remains on the market in the United States pending further research.
Bladder cancer is a serious disease which affects nearly 70,000 people each year in the United States. Although it is often highly treatable as the symptoms allow for early detection, bladder cancer can prove fatal.
Takeda Pharmaceuticals, who last year made approximately $3 billion on the sales of Actos, has denied the drug has any safety risks and refuses to issue a recall.
Meanwhile, thousands of patients affected with bladder cancer after taking Actos have filed lawsuits which have been consolidated into a federal multidistrict litigation court.
Legal help is still available for those just discovering their condition.
If you were diagnosed with bladder cancer after taking Actos, contact us today to learn about your legal options. We are available 24 hours a day to answer your questions and provide help.