Actos Bladder Cancer Risk
Actos™ (Pioglitazone)& Bladder Cancer Link
On June 15, 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) distributed a safety warning, stating that a link is suspected between Actos™ users and bladder cancer. Details included the additional information that those who have been on the drug for more than one year are under a greater risk of developing bladder cancer.
France has conducted its own 3-year study of the drug, Actos™. Research has uncovered enough data to connect Actos™ with bladder cancer that on June 10, 2011 they removed the drug from shelves and banned its sale. After studying the French research data, Germany has also followed suit. The FDA is currently reviewing the results of the French research, along with other research being done in America, but to date has not issued a ban on Actos™.
FDA Warning Issued
The FDA is currently studying an interim report from a 10-year study of the drug, Actos™. According to this report, those patients taking Actos™ for longer periods of time and therefore have a higher cumulative amount of the drug in their bodies, are under the “Increased Risk” category. Studies agree that longer exposure to the drug increases bladder cancer risks.
Because of these various studies completed both here in America and abroad, the FDA was prompted to add an additional warning to the product label.
If you or a loved one has taken the drug, Actos™, either now or in the past, and are experiencing any of the signs of bladder cancer, then it’s important to contact your doctor immediately.
Zinda & Davis PLLC is currently accepting lawsuits from Actos™ users. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of bladder cancer, or have a confirmed case, then please contact our law firm at once. You may be entitled to recover all medical bills, lost wages and other miscellaneous expenses.
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