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Byetta Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes British Columbia's Recent Decision to Discontinue Incretin Mimetic Drug Coverage from PharmaCare Program
Date:8/15/2014

New York, NY (PRWEB) August 15, 2014

Healthcare regulators in British Columbia have stopped patient coverage of a diabetes drug now involved in hundreds of Byetta lawsuits (http://www.byettalawsuit.com/) as well as several other medications, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports.

According to a notice posted earlier this month on Merck Canada's website, the British Columbia Medical Beneficiary and Pharmaceutical Services Division advised the company that patients taking their drug, Januvia, would no longer be covered as of February 5, 2015. The decision to delist this medication was effective on August 5th, the article indicates.*

In the U.S., hundreds of cases filed against the manufacturers of Byetta, Januvia and similar treatments are now pending in a federal multidistrict litigation underway in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California. Lawsuits in this proceeding similarly allege pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis and other serious side effects caused by incretin mimetics, court records indicate. (In Re: Incretins Products Liability, Sales and Marketing Litigation, MDL 2452)

“We are not surprised by British Columbia’s recent decision to discontinue coverage of incretin mimetics from their prescription drug program, as our Firm’s lawyers continue to hear from individuals who allegedly developed pancreatic cancer and other serious injuries due to use of Januvia and Byetta,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective medical devices and drugs. The Firm is currently offering free and confidential case reviews of Byetta and Januvia lawsuits to patients who may have been injured by either of the medications.

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