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:6/27/2016)... ... 2016 , ... "FCPX editors can now reveal their media with growing colorful ... Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Color brings the ... can now reveal the media of their split screens with growing colorful panels. , ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... ... Quality metrics are proliferating in cancer care, and are derived from many ... the beholder, according to experts who offered insights and commentary in the current issue ... the full issue, click here . , For the American Society of Clinical ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Many women are confused ... endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan to not only alleviate symptoms and ... help for preservation of fertility and ultimately achieving a pregnancy. The specialists at ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest network ... the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are pleased ... location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent ... that most people are unfamiliar with. The article goes on to state that individuals ... also many of these less common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 ... CAPR ), a biotechnology company focused on ... today announced that patient enrollment in its ongoing ... Duchenne) has exceeded 50% of its 24-patient target. ... in the third quarter of 2016, and to ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 , ... on Thursday, July 7, 2016 , , , , LOCATION: ... , , , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , , , ... Senior Industry Analyst, Christi Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar and ... The global pharmaceutical industry is witnessing an exceptional era. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... LONDON , June 23, 2016 ... environments  Oticon , industry leaders in ... the launch of Oticon Opn ™, the world,s ... world of possibilities for IoT devices.      ... Opn, Oticon introduces a number of ,world firsts,: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: