(PRWEB) December 01, 2011
The Consumer Justice Foundation, a for-profit corporation that’s staffed by professional consumer advocates whose mission is to warn consumers of the potential dangers of different prescription medications, hereby alert the public to a recent CBS News report that dealt with the decision of the government of France to pull the diabetes medication Actos from the market because of concerns that users of this medication could develop Actos side effects that include a risk of developing bladder cancer. Consumers in the United States who are using Actos are advised to seek the advice of their doctors regarding how they should proceed, as has been directed in France.
Specifically, CBS News has reported that the French Medicines Agency, which is the government agency that regulates prescription medications, decided to ban the sales of Actos in France after reviewing a government-funded study that tracked Actos users from 2006 until 2009, and this study concluded that users of Actos faced a risk of developing Actos side effects that included bladder cancer. The French agency also advised French residents who were taking Actos at the time to seek the advice of their doctors in order to decide on the best course of action for treating their type 2 diabetes.
Actos is a diabetes medication that is manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, a company that’s based in Japan, and it is prescribed to patients around the world who suffer from type 2 diabetes. Patients have used Actos in conjunction with a program of exercise and a healthy diet in order to bring the risks associated with type 2 diabetes under control.
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.