In June, 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Safety Communication that taking Actos for over one year was associated with increased risk of bladder cancer by as much as 40%. According to new data in the British Medical Journal, these numbers leap to 83% in patients who have ever taken the drug.
This is disturbing news for diabetes patients, who were first sold the drug as a safer alternative to taking Avandia, which was often linked with heart attacks and kidney failure. The news that this “safer alternative”
The effects of bladder cancer can be devastating and life altering. According to the National Cancer Institute, there are an estimated 70,530 cases of bladder cancer in the U.S. each year and 14,680 deaths. Researchers predict that these numbers could rise significantly to include diabetes patients taking this prescription drug. As the 9th highest selling drug in the United States, thousands of patients have taken Actos and may be at risk for developing bladder cancer.
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If you or a loved one has taken Actos and later developed bladder cancer, you are encouraged to call Wright & McGurk today for your free case evaluation. (800) 471-0346
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