doctor talking to man with pancreatitis which is a side effect of using Byetta

If you or a loved one has suffered any side effects or injury from the use of Byetta to control your glucose levels, you might be conducting your research in hopes of finding the best Byetta lawyer to handle your case. d’Oliveira & Associates may be able to help you find the most competent Byetta attorney in Rhode Island or Massachusetts. Byetta has been approved for sale in 2005, but recent statistics show that patients who received the drug suffered adverse consequences.

d’Oliveira & Associates releases a Byetta lawyer inforgraphic showing a timeline of events and key statistics that are causing the suspicions on this drug. In 2007, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration received 30 reports of acute pancreatitis from Byetta patients. In 2008, the number of complaints of kidney damage due to Byetta was at 78, with 62 of said complaints being cases of kidney failure. A study was released in 2009 that linked GLP-1 drugs, including Byetta, to pancreas abnormalities that lead to pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.

Several studies were released which showed the increased risk of pancreatitis among Byetta patients. The medical journal, Gastroenterology also noted the increased risk of thyroid cancer. By 2012, the FDA has already received almost 39,000 reports and complaints on Byetta, including almost 2,000 cases of pancreatitis. In addition, the drug has also been linked as a primary cause of 375 reported deaths.

In February this year, the JAMA Internal Medicine published another study that revealed that 87 out of 145 patients who developed pancreatitis were taking either Byetta or Januvia. This statistics show that the risk of acquiring pancreatitis is doubled among patients who take either of these two drugs, as compared to other diabetes medication.

The FDA has been aware of how these drugs may damage the pancreas since 2007 for Byetta and since 2009 for Januvia. After pancreatitis caused 6 deaths, the FDA amped up the warnings on Byetta’s drug label even though they could not determine the cause of pancreatitis in four of the deaths. This shows that the FDA believes there is sufficient connection between these diabetes drugs and pancreatitis.

personal injury lawyerd’Oliveira & Associates believes that there are institutions that must be held liable for the suffering of other individuals. Every manufacturer has the duty to test a product, drug, or tool before one can make this available in the market. If you or a loved one has suffered pancreatitis or any other side effect such as kidney failure, liver cancer or thyroid cancer, d’Oliveira & Associates may be able to help you. Please call us at our toll-free number, 1-800-992-6878 or visit any of our 15 locations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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