Anyone who has been diagnosed with bladder cancer and who has a history of taking the diabetes medication Actos should talk to a defective drug lawyer about the right to file an Actos lawsuit.
(PRWEB) June 27, 2013
The national litigation firm Flood Law Group LLP is announcing that it is sponsoring the website ActosBladderCancer.net, an online resource that aims to provide individuals and families that have allegedly been affected by Actos side effects with helpful information and resources. The website was created to spread awareness about the possible risk of bladder cancer and to help affected patients recover compensation for their injuries and loss.
Actos (pioglitazone), made by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, is prescribed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Since it hit the market, it has been prescribed to millions of people with diabetes. In 2008, it was the tenth best-selling drugs in the U.S.
Although it has brought benefits to many, Actos may been linked to serious side effects, including the potential to increase the risk of bladder cancer. In June 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a drug safety communication to notify the public that use of Actos for more than one year could be associated with an increase in the risk for bladder cancer.*
The FDA’s warning was based on review of data from a five-year interim analysis of a ten-year study on Actos. The agency said it plans to continue to evaluate data from the ongoing study.*
In September 2011, France suspended use of Actos and other medicines containing pioglitazone after results from a French study revealed a possible risk of bladder cancer.**
Despite evidence that Actos may be linked to an increase in the risk for developing bladder cancer, the FDA has chosen to keep the drug on the market. According to Flood Law Group, this may be putting other patients at risk.
Anyone who has been diagnosed with bladder cancer and who has a history of taking the diabetes medication Actos should talk to a defective drug lawyer about the right to file an Actos lawsuit, Flood Law Group says. Drug lawsuits seek financial compensation for present and future medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
For more information about pursuing an Actos cancer lawsuit, or to schedule a free and private consultation with a defective drug attorney, please visit ActosBladderCancer.net or call 1-800-557-2721.