Actos Bladder Cancer Warnings: True or False? and Getting Compensated
Actos Bladder Cancer
If you’ve taken Actos (pioglitazone) for your diabetes, you may have heard the Actos bladder cancer warnings. Before you shrug it off as another rumor in the news, you should know that experts have linked many cases of bladder cancer to Actos in clinical trials. Whether you have been diagnosed with bladder cancer or not, it’s essential that you become aware of the facts and understand the dangers of this drug.
Actos Bladder Cancer Warning #1: Individuals who have taken Actos have a greater risk of developing bladder cancer.
This warning is absolutely true. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not banned Actos in the US yet, but it may not be far off. While studies are still being done concerning Actos bladder cancer, enough evidence has been found to cause the FDA to issue a strong warning to the public regarding the long-term use of this drug. In fact, the FDA has given Actos a “black box” warning; the strongest possible warning the FDA can give before this drug is taken off the market in the United States. It’s important for you to note that you’re also at risk if you are taking (or have taken) Duetact, Actoplus Met XR or Actoplus Met.
Actos Bladder Cancer Warning #2: Other countries have already banned pioglitazone because of the increased risk of bladder cancer.
This warning is also true. Studies performed in France have provided sufficient information to cause France and Germany to completely ban this drug from their markets. After receiving results from a government-funded study found significant links between Actos and bladder cancer, the French Medicines Agency pulled both Actos and Competact (a drug that combines Actos and the diabetes treatment metformin). Although Takeda Pharmaceuticals (the company that developed and markets Actos) has downplayed the results of the ongoing US study, the results of all Actos studies are becoming increasingly worrisome.
Actos Bladder Cancer Warning #3: There is an ongoing Actos lawsuit happening right now to hold Takeda Pharmaceuticals responsible for the dangers of Actos.
It is true that there is an Actos bladder cancer lawsuit happening, and that thousands of individuals will qualify to receive compensation for injuries and damages. When you’re injured through no fault of your own (and the negligence or total disregard of another party), you have the right and the option of seeking compensation and of holding the other party responsible. However, there is a “statute of limitations” on injury cases. This means that if you do not take action within a certain period of time, you may not be able to seek compensation at all – no matter what side effects you suffer from.
The Signs of Actos Bladder Cancer
If you experience any of these signs, you should seek treatment immediately, because they may indicate the possibility of bladder cancer:
- Frequent urination.
- Pain or burning during urination.
- A pink or red (blood) tint to your urine.
- Lower abdominal or back pain.
- A more “urgent” need to urinate than usual.
Do You Qualify to Join the Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit?
If you have taken Actos or any drug containing pioglitazone for any period of time, it is important to understand that your health could be affected. You may also have the right to join the Actos bladder cancer lawsuit to receive compensation. In order to know whether you qualify, there is a free, helpful evaluation form located at here on our site.
When individuals take medication, they do so with the understanding that the medication is going to help them, not hurt them. Pharmaceutical companies often receive warnings and reports of serious side effects, but do not take action to withdraw their drugs because they care more about the money they’re making than the individuals who are being injured. Takeda Pharmaceuticals made more than $2.4 billion in 2008 alone on the sales of Actos. This company should be made to pay for the injuries their drug has caused thousands of individuals in the US.
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