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Injury Lawyers Release New Informational Graphic about the Alleged Link Between Victoza and Cancer
Date:9/6/2013

(PRWEB) September 06, 2013

Victoza (liraglutide) is a once-daily injection used to control blood sugar levels in type-2 diabetes patients. This medicine increases insulin while making the stomach feel full. The FDA approved this drug in January 2010 and it earned more than $2.3 billion in sales its first year on the market (i). Victoza, like all medicines, may cause side effects. According to the product’s website, the most common Victoza side effects were headache, nausea, and diarrhea. The manufacturer also warns that this drug may cause low blood sugar, pancreatitis, and cancer (ii). People who have suffered pancreatic cancer or thyroid cancer should talk to a personal injury attorney about their legal options.

As early as 2009 the FDA was concerned about the association between Victoza and cancer. The Agency reviewed the safety of the medicine in April 2009 and discovered twenty-nine cases of growths and tumors, including five cases of prostate cancer and five cases of thyroid cancer (iii). In June 2011, the FDA released new safety information on the drug highlighting the risk of thyroid cancer and acute pancreatitis with Victoza. The Agency also noted that this medicine is not recommended as the first choice for type-2 diabetes patients (iv). The most recent warning came in March 2013 when the FDA warned that the clinical trials had linked the drug to an “increased risk of pancreatitis, or inflammation of the pancreas, and pre-cancerous cellular changes called pancreatic duct metaplasia.” Read the Drug Safety Communication here.

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