Advocating For Diabetics Injured By Actos
The FDA approved Takata Pharmaceuticals’ Actos to treat Type 2 diabetes in 1999. After its release, this drug quickly developed a following, becoming one of the top-selling prescribed medications in the country.
Risks Linked To Using This Drug After A Year
Reports linking Actos use to an increased risk of bladder cancer led to increased scrutiny of this drug in 2010. In 2011, German and French pharmaceutical regulators suspended Actos use. The FDA warned the public and physicians about the risks associated with using the medication.
Agency officials revealed that patients using this medication longer than a year were 40% more likely to develop bladder cancer than those who had not taken this medication. Additional research showed this drug doubled the likelihood of developing cancer among patients who took Actos for two years when compared with patients who did not take Actos.
Concerned About Your Health?
If you were prescribed Actos by your physician and used it for a prolonged time, you may be eligible to file a defective drug claim. Contact our lawyer at Henry C. Dailey, Jr., P.C., to learn whether you have a case.
We charge no legal fees until we recover compensation for you. Attorney Henry C. Dailey is ready to provide the skilled representation that you deserve. Call 205-606-6970 or email our Birmingham office today.
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