A modest but clinically significant increased risk of bladder cancer with pioglitazone was found that appears related to cumulative dose and duration of exposure
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 10, 2014
AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, updated the website recently and now, can actively provide an expert opinion in view of the recent news on Actos lawsuits and potential Actos Recall lawsuit.
A new study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, recommends prescribers limit pioglitazone (Actos) use to shorter durations due to significantly increased risk of bladder cancer (ePub ahead of print, December 2013). Actos is a type 2 diabetes drug, manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceutical Industries Limited and promoted as decreasing insulin resistance. Conclusions of the study include that “A modest but clinically significant increased risk of bladder cancer with pioglitazone was found that appears related to cumulative dose and duration of exposure.”
On January 27, a federal Judge ruled that Takeda acted in “bad faith” and destroyed relevant evidence to the Actos Multidistrict Litigation [IN RE: Actos (Pioglitazone) Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2299, US District Court for the Western District of Louisiana]. According to the documents, the Court concluded “relevant evidence was deleted by Takeda after the duty to preserve such evidence arose”. Court data updated by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on February 19, indicate that there are 2,899 cases pending in the Actos Multidistrict Litigation.
Taking into consideration the latest developments, AttorneyOne.com updated the website and, now, can actively provide an expert opinion including how to get in contact with legal counsel easily and inexpensively in cases of severe complications, allegedly from Actos. Sean Burke, director of Media Relations at AttorneyOne.com, adds that the relevant information illustrates that people continue to file Actos lawsuits. "For that reason", he continues, "our focus should squarely fall on getting the word out and assisting people in finding the right legal assistance.”
The first case in the Actos MDL alleging bladder cancer was set for trial beginning on January 27 (Louisiana Western District Court, case no. 6:2012cv00064 ). In the lawsuit, the plaintiff claims that he developed bladder cancer from side effects of Actos.
AttorneyOne.com has further information on Actos lawsuits including how to get in contact with legal counsel.
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