(PRWEB) November 21, 2011
The Consumer Justice Foundation, a for-profit corporation that’s comprised of a team of professional consumer advocates who dedicate themselves to providing information to the public regarding the potential dangers of different prescription drugs, hereby alert the public that the consumer watchdog group known as Public Citizen has placed Actos on its “Do Not Use” because of the alleged Actos side effects that include the development of bladder cancer.
Specifically, Public Citizen placed Actos on its ongoing “Do Not Use” list in its November issue of “Worst Pills, Best Pills” newsletter that is available for subscribers. Public Citizen also asked the government to initiate an Actos recall that would protect consumers who use Actos for more than one year from the risk of developing bladder cancer.
Actos is a diabetes medication that is manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals, and it is prescribed by doctors in accordance with an overall program that includes a healthy diet and a regiment of exercise in an effort to control the symptoms and problems associated with type 2 diabetes.
Unfortunately, reports of Actos side effects that included the development of bladder cancer led to the medication being pulled from the market in France in June of 2011 and to the United States Food and Drug Administration to approve new Actos cancer warnings for patients in August of 2011. To date, Actos remains available on the American market.
About the Consumer Justice Foundation
The Consumer Justice Foundation, whose Web site can be found at http://www.consumerjusticefoundation.com, is a for-profit organization that serves two purposes for consumers: (1) to provide educational information regarding the policies and procedures of large corporations and how they affect the average consumer; and (2) to provide news updates and resources that continue to update consumers regarding developments taken by corporations that include pharmaceutical drug companies, auto manufacturers and insurance companies so that consumers who have been harmed can use these informational resources to connect to an experienced professional who can help them. The team at the Consumer Justice Foundation is staffed by experienced and passionate consumer advocates whose mission is to raise the awareness of issues that could pose a risk of harm to those who may not otherwise be aware of the dangers they face.