Anyone who is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and who has a history of taking Januvia may qualify for financial compensation.
(PRWEB) May 30, 2013
Flood Law Group, a national litigation firm, is sponsoring JanuviaCancerLawsuit.org, an online resource aimed at helping people in learning about the increased risk for pancreatic cancer in people taking the Type 2 diabetes medication Januvia (sitagliptin).
According to Flood Law Group, anyone who is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and who has a history of taking Januvia may qualify for financial compensation.
According to a statement issued on March 22, 2013 by Dr. Sidney Wolfe, the Director of Public Citizen’s Health Research Group, a new study conducted by Drs. Alexandra Butler and Peter Butler of the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) and their colleagues at UCLA and the University of Florida provides evidence that patients who take Januvia, Byetta and Victoza are at an increased risk of developing pancreatic cancer than diabetics and non-diabetics who are not taking the medications.*
Wolfe also noted in the statement that the FDA received a total of 292 reports of pancreatic tumors in patients taking Januvia, Byetta and/or Victoza between Jan. 1, 2010 and June 30, 2012. According to Wolfe, Public Citizen analyzed the reports and found that in most of the cases, the individuals did not list any other possible risk factors for pancreatic cancer in addition to taking the Type 2 diabetes medications.
The symptoms of pancreatic cancer usually don’t occur in the early stages. When they do occur, they can include the following:
- Pain in the upper abdomen that radiates to the back
- Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)
- Loss of appetite, weight loss
- Blood clots**
According to the Flood Law Group, it is sponsoring JanuviaCancerLawsuit.org to help spread awareness about the risk of pancreatic cancer. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and has a history of Januvia use, you may qualify for financial compensation.
To learn more or to schedule a consultation with a defective drug lawyer at Flood Law Group, call 1-888- 775-3026 or visit JanuviaCancerLawsuit.org.