Actos could increase the occurrence of bladder cancer by up to 40%
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 07, 2012
The media spotlight is often a double-edged sword. No one knows this better than the people who suffer from Actos Side Effects. And yet, gossip and rumor-mongering aside, the real story here is being overlooked according to Sean Burke of AttorneyOne.
On March 22nd 2012, the first hearing regarding Actos has been scheduled and it will take place in Lafayette, Louisiana under U.S. District Judge Rebecca Doherty. Actos is a popular medication used to control Type 2 diabetes, approved by the FDA in 1999 and it is allegedly linked to an increased risk of bladder cancer and other severe side effects. On December 29th 2011, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) established an MDL (MDL 2299) for all federal claims alleging injury caused by Actos.
In November 15th 2011, a man filed the lawsuit Rochester v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. in Napa County Superior Court, California (case no. 26-57618) alleging that he took Actos for a period of three years and subsequently was diagnosed with bladder cancer. Takeda Pharmaceuticals is the company manufacturing Actos. According to the lawsuit, Takeda knew about the link between Actos and bladder cancer, yet failed to warn patients. This Actos Side Effects lawsuit is part of the lawsuits coordinated in the Louisiana Superior Court.
AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, can provide helpful advice and simple solutions including how to get in contact with legal counsel so that, in case of Actos severe adverse events, someone can easily and inexpensively deal with it. As Mr. Burke, director of Media Relations for AttorneyOne.com, added, “What all this information really illustrates is that threat of severe side effects from Actos remains. For that reason, our focus should squarely fall on getting the word out and assisting people in finding the right legal assistance.”
On June 15th, 2011, the FDA issued a warning that taking Actos for longer than one year could increase the risk of bladder cancer. The French Medicines Agency conducted a study of 155,000 patients over four years which revealed that taking Actos could increase the occurrence of bladder cancer by up to 40%. Authorities in France and Germany banned sales of the drug but it still remains on the market in the United States.
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