d’Oliveira & Associates continues its campaign to provide up-to-date information on dangerous drugs such as Actos (pioglitazone) by posting new webpages to the firm’s website. The firm now has webpages on extensive Actos medical studies and serious Actos side effects. This information is important for any type-2 diabetes patients who have taken the dangerous drug and are now suffering bone, bladder, or heart-related injuries.
Actos Medical Studies Show Increased Risk Of Bladder Cancer
The new medical studies webpage provides an easy to read summary of two comprehensive medical studies on the dangerous drug. Actos’ manufacturer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, conducted a medical study as ordered by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The study revealed that patients who had been taking Actos for more than a year were at a 40 percent increased risk of bladder cancer. Additionally, incidences of bladder cancer were higher among men than women.
The French Medicines Agency also conducted a study on the drug. The study examined cancer rates from 2006 to 2009 among 155,000 patients taking Actos compared to 1.3 million people who had type-2 diabetes but were not taking the drug. The study revealed that patients taking Actos faced a 22 percent increased risk of bladder cancer. This increased risk of bladder cancer has caused France and Germany to remove the drugs from the market. Our law firm wants patients who have received Actos and are suffering from liver, kidney, or prostate cancer to know that they may be entitled to receive compensation for their injuries.
Actos Negatively Effects Bladder Organs, Cardio Health, And Bone Strength
The new side effects webpage details serious side effects caused by using Actos. One of the most serious and common side effects of this drug is bladder cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, signs of bladder cancer include feeling pain when you empty your bladder, bloody urine, and more frequent bladder movements. Additionally, studies have linked thiazolidinedione drugs such as Actos to cardio problems. In fact, Actos patients have died from heart problems; 121 patients suffered heart attacks and 243 patients suffered heart failure. Another study linked this same class of drugs to increased risks of fracture in postmenopausal women. Our law firm wants you to know that if you have suffered any side effects from Actos you are not alone and we can evaluate your legal claim.
Have You Experienced Any Adverse Actos Side Effects?
If you or a loved one has been injured by Actos, you may want to speak with a personal injury lawyer regarding a potential Actos lawsuit. A dangerous drug lawyer familiar with new developments in the investigation of Actos may be able to assist you in making important personal and legal decisions. Our firm is working with some of the leading Actos lawyers in the country who are handling these cases.
Please contact the law offices of d’Oliveira & Associates at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form for a free legal consultation.