An Actos bladder cancer lawyer notes that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded that the use of type 2 diabetes medications containing pioglitazone, including Actos, may be linked to an increased risk of bladder cancer. Affected patients and their loved ones may be able to file a lawsuit and seek damages with the assistance of an Actos lawsuit attorney.
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Additional Studies Approved for Medication Labels
On December 12, 2016, the FDA issued a safety communication update concluding that the use of type 2 diabetes medications containing pioglitazone, including brand name Actos, could be related to an increased risk of bladder cancer. Based on the results of an updated review and additional studies analyzed by the agency, the FDA has now approved label updates in addition to previous warnings about the risk of bladder cancer. The public had already been warned of the possible risk of bladder cancer in September 2010 and June 2011, when the FDA noted interim results from a 10-year epidemiologic study.
Pioglitazone (Actos) is a prescription medication used, along with diet and exercise, to improve blood sugar control in adults. If left untreated, type 2 diabetes can lead to serious health consequences and complications, including blindness, nerve and kidney damage, and heart disease. According to the FDA, patients should contact their health care professional or doctor if they experience certain signs or symptoms after taking Actos as they may be due to bladder cancer. Those symptoms may include blood or a red color in the urine, new or worsening urge to urinate, and/or pain when urinating.
How an Actos Bladder Cancer Lawyer Can Help
Drug makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their products, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a drug maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
People injured by Actos, or other drugs containing pioglitazone, may be eligible to recover money for:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
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