Navigation Links
DrugRisk Update: Byetta Maker Agrees With Transferring Lawsuits to Federal Court
Date:5/14/2013

Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) May 14, 2013

The diabetes drug safety advocates at DrugRisk.com are announcing updated information for patients who have taken the medication Byetta. The maker of the drug has agreed with moving the growing number of injury claims to a special federal court in California*.

DrugRisk was created to improve the safety of those taking popular prescription drugs by providing the latest warnings, recalls, studies and legal news. Patients can see if others are experiencing similar side effects and decide if they need legal advice.

Byetta is a twice-daily injectable medication released in 2005 to help those with type-2 diabetes control blood sugar. It generated sales of over $300 million last year, when it was purchased with Amylin Pharmaceuticals by Bristol-Myers Squibb**.

However, DrugRisk has added a 2011 study from UCLA indicating Byetta could increase the risk of pancreatic cancer by 290% and thyroid cancer by 473%***. The Journal for the American Medical Association also recently warned these drugs can double the risk of pancreatitis, a major risk factor for pancreatic cancer****.

Due to the number of patients filing a Byetta lawsuit alleging cancer, lawyers have asked that cases be consolidated to a special federal multi-district court in California*****. (In Re: Incretins Products Liability, Sales and Marketing Litigation, MDL 2452, United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation).

Now, DrugRisk has learned that Amylin and Eli Lilly have filed a response agreeing to the transfer to the federal court*. The resource center believes this could expedite the legal process for both the companies and patients alleging injury.

Anyone affected by cancer after taking Byetta is encouraged to speak with a lawyer about their legal options. However, due to the specialized nature of federal drug injury cases, DrugRisk only recommends lawyers who have already handled Byetta lawsuits.

For more information on the research, side effects and litigation news related to Byetta and other drugs, or to speak with a lawyer, visit http://www.DrugRisk.com.

*JPML, 4/29/13; cdn.aboutlawsuits.com/wp-content/uploads/2013-04-29-Amylin-MDL-Response.pdf
**Bloomberg, 2/25/13; bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-25/merck-bristol-diabetes-drugs-linked-to-pancreatitis-risk.html
***Gastroenterology, July 2011; ctsi.ucla.edu/education/files/publicview/training/docs/FDA-analysis.pdf
****JAMA Internal Medicine, 2/25/13; archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1656537
*****JPML, 4/5/13; cdn.aboutlawsuits.com/wp-content/uploads/2013-04-05-Incretin-Mimetics-MDL.pdf

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013-byetta-pancreatic/cancer-lawsuit/prweb10728764.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. DrugRisks Update: Warning Added to Pradaxa For Blood Condition
2. DrugRisks Update: Use of NuvaRing Drops Amid Injury Allegations
3. DrugRisk Update: New Study Warns of Cancer in Byetta Side Effects
4. DrugRisk Adds New Pancreatic Cancer Warning for Diabetes Drug Januvia
5. DrugRisks News Update: Bayer Loses Yaz Patent as Blood Clot Settlements Continue
6. DrugRisk Update: Court Asks for Pradaxa Lawsuit Test Cases
7. DrugRisks Adds Update From Court Ordering Mediation of Stryker Hip Lawsuits
8. DrugRisk Announces Launch of Byetta Cancer Resource Center
9. DrugRisks Update: Federal Court Schedules First Mirena Lawsuit Hearing
10. DrugRisk Announces Addition of Januvia Cancer Resource Center
11. DrugRisks Legal Update: Jury to Decide Actos Cancer Trial This Week
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/27/2017)... Minneapolis, Minnesota (PRWEB) , ... April 27, 2017 ... ... Smith and her husband Dan Gasby the 2017 Public Leadership in Neurology Award ... Bob Woodruff, retired professional athlete Tedy Bruschi, Vice President Walter Mondale, actor Michael ...
(Date:4/27/2017)... ... April 27, 2017 , ... ... announced an exhibitor sponsorship at MobileIron Live! 2017 in Santa Clara, ... for an immersive, educational approach to helping organizations maximize the benefits of mobility ...
(Date:4/27/2017)... ... ... Offering the purest product of its kind, Swissx Labs AG has launched in ... market has seen before. Swissx uses proprietary strains of hemp plants grown in the ... extraction, to produce its CBD oil--maximizing its benefits for health and wellness. Learn more ...
(Date:4/27/2017)... ... April 27, 2017 , ... Plastic Surgery Associates is excited to announce that ... at the upcoming Aesthetic Meeting. Held in San Diego, at the San Diego Convention ... will lend their expertise to the Premier Global Hot Topics session, speaking on genital ...
(Date:4/26/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... April 26, 2017 , ... ... and clinical outcomes, today released the podcast, “Make Plans for MACRA,” ... value-based payment into the physician's office and how physicians and other clinicians are ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/25/2017)... 2017 Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP ) ... of its senior management team will host a conference call and ... The dial-in number to access the call is ... the passcode is 6086379. Please dial in 10 minutes prior to ... replay of the call will be available from May 9, 2017 ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... 2017 Solentim, the developer of instrumentation ... of a major new product line called the ... VIPS has been developed for automatically seeding single ... part of the process to generate clonally-derived cell ... more reliable solution when compared to traditional single ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... -- Cogentix Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: CGNT), a global medical ... and Gynecology markets with innovative and proprietary products, ... Company as Senior Vice President, Marketing & Business ... will report directly to Darin Hammers , ... delighted that Ash has joined the Cogentix team," ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: