Navigation Links
Lawsuit Alleges Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Maker of Diabetes Drug Actos, Didn’t Warn of the Drug’s Risks Soon Enough; Parker Waichman LLP Responds
Date:9/6/2013

New York, NY (PRWEB) September 06, 2013

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective drugs, notes that, according to a Sept. 4 Bloomberg report, during a trial over the diabetes drug Actos, a lawyer for the Plaintiff alleged Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. had failed to warn consumers about certain cancer risks related to the drug (An v. Nieberlein, 24-C12003565, Circuit Court for the City of Baltimore, State of Maryland).

Takeda officials knew by 2005 that studies had shown links between Actos and cancer and didn’t issue a warning until six years later, the lawyer alleged in opening arguments, according to the Bloomberg report.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which approved Actos, has been warning of the risks of the drug since 2011. On June 15, 2011, the agency said that taking Actos for more than a year could significantly increase the risk of bladder cancer. The safety label on Actos was updated to address this risk.

“The FDA was among the first to determine the drug Actos can cause an elevated risk in bladder cancer among those who take it for around a year,” said Parker Waichman LLP. “At least now we seem to be on the same page about the potential dangers associated with this drug.”

Aside from the FDA, research studies from other groups provide additional support for the notion of a link between Actos and bladder cancer. The British Medical Journal published a study on May 31, 2012, that revealed Actos users were twice as likely to develop bladder cancer after two years. Then, on July 3, 2012, the Canadian Medical Association Journal reported that patients taking the medication were 22 percent more likely to get bladder cancer.

Parker Waichman LLP continues to offer free legal consultations to victims of injuries allegedly caused by Actos, including bladder cancer, heart problems, and eye injuries. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with bladder cancer after taking Actos, please contact their office by visiting yourlawyer.com. Free case evaluations are also available by calling 1-800-LAW-INFO (1-800-529-4636).

Contact:
Parker Waichman LLP
Gary Falkowitz, Managing Attorney
1+ (800) LAW-INFO
1+ (800) 529-4636

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Actos_trial_Bloomberg/09/prweb11098139.htm.


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

Related medicine news :

1. DePuy Knee Sleeve Lawsuits Help: Resource4thePeople Expands Recall Reviews to include both Knee and Hip Cases
2. Biomet Hip Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Issuance of New Order and Stipulation in Federal Biomet Hip Replacement Litigation
3. DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit News: Claims Filed in Federal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Litigation Approach 5,000, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports
4. Mirena IUD Lawsuit Help: Resource4thePeople Reports Number of Consolidated Cases Increases as Litigation Advances
5. C8 Lawsuit Lawyers at Wright & Schulte LLC Applaud Scheduling of First Trials in Multidistrict Litigation Established for Federal DuPont C8 Lawsuits
6. Actos Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Start of Second Actos Bladder Cancer Trial in Maryland State Court
7. Da Vinci Surgery Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comments on New Research that Suggests Robotic Surgery Complications Underreported
8. DrugRisk News: Court Consolidates Januvia Lawsuits Alleging Cancer
9. Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Help: Resource4thePeople Reports Key Trials Scheduled in Consolidated Federal Cases as Number of Cases Increases
10. Biomet Hip Lawsuits News: Judge Denies Biomet Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit, Reports Rottenstein Law Group LLP
11. NuvaRing Lawsuit Filed by Alonso Krangle Alleges That Use of NuvaRing Caused a Louisiana Woman to Develop a Life-Threatening Blood Clot Disorder
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... and Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center for ... Agreement (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent and San Francisco ... using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million Americans are estimated ... in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about 75 percent of ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... The American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) ... FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. AMIA’s ... Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the field of medical informatics, this prestigious award ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... HMP , a leader in healthcare ... Folio Magazine Eddie Digital Award for ‘Best B-to-B Healthcare Website.’ Winners were announced during ... , The annual award competition recognizes editorial and design excellence across a range of ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... Health Literacy Innovations (HLI), creator of the Health Literacy ... Patient Education Network (CPEN), an independent professional organization that shares best practices in ... , As CPEN’s strategic partner, HLI will help support CPEN members by sharing ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/27/2017)... , Sept. 27, 2017  Commended for their devotion to ... awards. Ranked as number one in the South Florida Business ... in Inc. 5000 yearly list, the national specialty pharmacy has ... Armando Bardisa will soon be honored by SFBJ as ... Set to receive his award in October, ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... Sept. 25, 2017  EpiVax, Inc., a leader ... and immune-engineering today announced the launch of EpiVax ... of personalized therapeutic cancer vaccines. EpiVax has provided ... access to enabling technologies to the new precision ... lead EpiVax Oncology as Chief Executive Officer. Gad ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... DIEGO , Sept. 22, 2017 AVACEN ... medical device is now successfully helping those with the ... Fibromyalgia diagnosed Amanda in Essex, ... dressed and washing my hair, experiencing no sleep at ... in painful spasm… I cannot recommend [the AVACEN 100] ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: