Actos (pioglitazone) is a medication used to treat Type 2 diabetes. Millions of Americans have taken Actos. Between January and October 2010, approximately 2.3 million patients filled a prescription for an Actos-containing drug at retail pharmacies. (www.fda.gov*) However, on June 15, 2011, the FDA made a safety announcement regarding the use of Actos.
The FDA reported that the "use of the diabetes medication Actos (pioglitazone) for more than one year may be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer." Bladder cancer is an extremely serious type of cancer that can claim lives quickly. If you or your loved one has used Actos to treat Type 2 diabetes and has been diagnosed with bladder cancer or has suffered some other injury that you believe may have been caused by Actos, it is time to seek immediate legal representation.
At the Provost Umphrey Law Firm, based in Beaumont, Texas, and practicing nationwide, our board-certified personal injury trial lawyers and professional staff are intensely committed to taking action for victims of dangerous pharmaceutical drugs. We have a proven track record in successfully representing our clients and are fully dedicated to bringing you the results you are looking for.
Symptoms of bladder cancer include:
- Blood in urine
- Pain in lower back or abdomen
- Pain while urinating
- Urinary urgency
- Sudden loss of appetite
- Sudden weight loss
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If you have been injured due to the use of Actos, contact our firm today for a free consultation on your potential Actos lawsuit. Our attorneys – based in Beaumont, Texas, and handling pharmaceutical litigation nationwide – offer extensive, successful experience recovering compensation for victims of dangerous drugs.
*FDA Source: "SDI, Vector OneÂ®: Total Patient Tracker (TPT). January 2010-October 2010. Data extracted 12-15-10."