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Actos Lawsuit Filed By Wright & Schulte on Behalf of Ohio Man Alleges Extended Use of Type-2 Diabetes Drug Caused Him to Develop Bladder Cancer
Date:9/10/2013

e event reports (AER) associated with Actos that had been filed with the FDA between 2004 and 2009, researchers found that there was a statistically significant increase in the risk of bladder cancer when taking Actos for more than 12 months. In the conclusion of this study, researchers stated that, “[i]n agreement with preclinical and clinical studies, AERS analysis is consistent with an association between pioglitazone and bladder cancer. This issue needs constant epidemiologic surveillance.” [care.diabetesjournals.org/content/34/4/916.full January 2011]

Shortly after the publication of this research, in June 2011, the FDA issued an Actos safety announcement, warning the public that “use of the diabetes medication Actos (pioglitazone) for more than one year may be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer.” While the FDA ordered Takeda to update the warning labels on Actos medication to include information about the risk of bladder cancer at this time, it also highlighted in its safety announcement that taking Actos for longer periods of time and taking higher doses of the drug could increase the risk of bladder cancer. Specifically, the FDA pointed out that Actos patients who took the drug for longer than 12 months had about a 40 percent increased risk of developing bladder cancer (when compared to individuals not taking Actos). [fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm259150.htm June 2011]

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