Actos Dangerous Drug Lawsuits
Actos (pioglitazone) is a popular diabetes drug that has been linked to serious side effects such as Actos bladder cancer and Actos congestive heart failure, among others. Manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals and prescribed to more than 2 million type-2 diabetes patients in 2010, Actos has become a popular alternative to another dangerous diabetes drug, Avandia, which has been associated with an increased risk of heart attacks and stroke.
A number of patients who have suffered from bladder cancer, heart failure, or other Actos side effects have opted to file Actos lawsuits to recover compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages. If you believe that your bladder cancer or heart condition may be an Actos side effect, an Actos lawyer from our firm can help you learn more about your right to compensation in a free Actos lawsuit consultation.
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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits
A number of international scientific research studies have linked long-term Actos use to a higher risk of bladder cancer.
The first FDA bladder cancer warning was issued in September 2010 in light of preliminary data gathered from an in-progress 10-year study by Takeda Pharmaceuticals that pointed to an increased risk of Actos bladder cancer the longer this potentially dangerous drug is taken.
In May 2011, Italian researchers released a study citing a disproportionately high incidence of bladder cancer reports in Actos users in the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System records. Despite strong scientific evidence, this study has not established a definitive causal relationship between Actos and bladder cancer.
In June 2011, another Actos bladder cancer safety communication was issued by the FDA to warn of Actos bladder cancer side effects in diabetes patients.
In July 2011, French and German officials suspended sales of Actos in light of increasing evidence linking Actos to bladder cancer. A formal Actos Recall has since been issued in France, and regulators from other European countries, the United States, and Canada are holding meetings to further investigate the strong association between Actos and bladder cancer.
Contact an Actos Lawsuit Attorney
If you believe your bladder cancer may be an Actos side effect and you would like to learn more about Actos lawsuits, it is in your best interests to contact a medical product liability lawyer before a statute of limitations expires and you lose your right to pursue Actos lawsuit compensation. An Actos lawyer from our personal injury law firm can help you explore your right to file an Actos lawsuit in a free legal consultation.