Actos, a Type 2 diabetes drug often prescribed as an alternative to Avandia, has been linked to an increased risk of bladder cancer. Actos lawsuit attorneys help individuals and families recover financial compensation for personal injury and wrongful death damages caused by Actos bladder cancer. Claims against Takeda, the manufacturer of the diabetes drug, are supported by research showing a connection between prolonged use of Actos and bladder cancer.
A link between Actos (generic pioglitazone) and bladder cancer first was identified during preclinical animal studies and was reported on the drug’s warning label in 1999. At the time, it was thought that the bladder cancer risk might be specific to rats. Then, a human study also showed a link. In September 2010, the FDA announced an ongoing investigation of the possible bladder cancer risk to humans. Drug maker Takeda launched a 10-year investigation to study the long-term risk of bladder cancer linked to Actos. In June 2011, a study published in the medical journal Diabetes Care concluded that prolonged Actos use by diabetes patients is linked to an increased risk of bladder cancer.
If you or a loved on was diagnosed with bladder cancer after taking the diabetes drug Actos, you may be entitled to recover financial compensation. Contact us now to for a free no-obligation consultation with an experienced Actos bladder cancer lawsuit attorney.
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