(PRWEB) May 31, 2013
Merck’s diabetes drug Januvia can potentially cause pancreatic cancer, according to the research of Dr. Peter C. Butler reported in the New York Times.* The Rottenstein Law Group, which accepts clients in Januvia lawsuits, maintains a site at http://www.januvialawsuits.us that features information about the drug’s alleged side effects and eligibility for filing a lawsuit.
Butler, chairman of endocrinology at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been researching Januvia since 2008, when Merck asked him to determine if the drug could stave off disease in rats, according to the Times. What Butler found is changes in the pancreases of rats that could lead to cancer. His findings are having an impact on not only Januvia, but also sales of other type 2 diabetes drugs such as Byetta and Victoza, that are also linked to pancreatic cancer. His findings have led the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and its European counterpart to consider further investigation.
“If Dr. Butler’s findings are true, then Merck should be held accountable for the alleged Januvia side effects,” said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group LLP. “Accountability in this case means that those who believed their medication has harmed them should have the opportunity to be compensated for their alleged harms.”
At its Januvia Lawsuits Center, the Rottenstein Law Group LLP features information on all the serious side effects of Januvia, news on the drug and information about how to file a Januvia lawsuit.
For the latest news on defective medications and medical devices and related lawsuits, visit the Rottenstein Law Group LLP’s Injury Lawyer Newswire at injurylawyernewswire.com. Readers can subscribe to the news site’s stories and videos to stay on top of personal injury news.
About THE ROTTENSTEIN LAW GROUP LLP
The Rottenstein Law Group LLP is a New York-based firm that represents clients nationwide in mass tort actions. The firm was founded by Rochelle Rottenstein, who has more than two decades of experience as a lawyer, to represent clients hurt by defective medical devices and medications. (Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.)
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