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DrugRisk Center Adds Latest on First of 3,000 Actos Bladder Cancer Trials
Date:3/28/2013

New York, NY (PRWEB) March 28, 2013

The prescription drug resource center DrugRisk.com is announcing new information to the site for those who have taken the medication Actos for diabetes. With drug maker Takeda facing claims from patients alleging bladder cancer, the first trial is underway in California.

The goal of DrugRisk is to improve the safety of patients taking popular prescription drugs by providing the most up-to-date warnings, recalls, studies and legal news. Visitors can determine if others have experienced similar side effects and decide if they need legal advice.

The resource center contains warnings from experts such as the FDA and European Medicines Agency*, who have warned that long-term use of Actos may be associated with an increased bladder cancer risk. The drug has also been banned in France and Germany**.

Although Actos remains on the market in the United States, DrugRisk has learned that as many as 3,000 patients have filed an Actos lawsuit against drug maker Takeda Pharmaceuticals alleging they developed bladder cancer***. Over 1,200 of these have been consolidated in a special multi-district federal court in Louisiana, while others are pending in California.

The resource center has added information from the first of these Actos lawsuit trials, which began this month in California for a retired man dying of bladder cancer***. A former pharmacologist for Takeda testified that, as news of bladder cancer risks spread, executives were more concerned with maintaining sales than the safety of patients***.

Anyone affected by bladder cancer after taking Actos is urged to contact DrugRisk or speak with a lawyer about their legal rights as soon as possible. Lawyers are still helping those affected file claims.

Due to the specialized nature of drug injury litigation, however, DrugRisk only recommends lawyers and law firms who have already handled Actos lawsuits.

To learn more about the studies linking Actos to bladder cancer, as well as Actos side effects and legal news, or to speak with a lawyer, visit http://www.DrugRisk.com today.

*fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm263431.htm#Actos; ema.europa.eu/ema/index.jsp?curl=pages/medicines/human/public_health_alerts/2011/07/hu an_pha_detail_000033.jsp&mid=WC0b01ac058001d126
**cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-20070492-10391704.html
***bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-05/takeda-put-actos-sales-ahead-of-user-safety-witness-says.html; Cooper v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals America Inc., CGC-12-518535, California Superior Court (Los Angeles).

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