Actos Lawsuit Information
Important Update: In June 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Actos® (pioglitazone) might increase the risk of bladder cancer in some users. The agency added a warning to the drug’s label to inform patients and healthcare providers about the potential risk, but has decided to keep Actos® on the U.S. market. The FDA says it will continue to investigate the bladder cancer link as part of an on-going study.
Actos® has been recalled in France due to the possible risk of bladder cancer. French regulators suspended the sale of pioglitazone on June 9, 2011 after results from a French study revealed a possible increase in the risk of bladder cancer. Takeda Pharmaceuticals voluntarily recalled pioglitazone in France one month after sales of the drug were suspended.
The FDA has also warned patients that Actos® may cause congestive heart failure. Actos® medication guides now carry warnings about the possibility of heart failure and bladder cancer. If you or someone you love is taking Actos® or has taken it in the past and has been diagnosed with bladder cancer, heart failure, or any other side effects such as liver problems, our Actos® Attorneys are here to help. An Actos® lawsuit can help you and your family recover compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering caused by Actos® side effects and help is only an email away.
Actos® vs. Avandia®
Avandia® (rosiglitazone), a drug in the same class as Actos®, first came under fire due to evidence of an increase in the risk of heart problems. Avandia® was pulled from the European market and is now under tight restrictions here in the U.S.
Since the drug first came under scrutiny, the makers of Actos® (pioglitazone), Avandia's number one competitor, started using the opportunity to reach out to the millions of patients taking Avandia®, suggesting that they switch to Actos® as the safer alternative.
Now, with evidence pointing to a possible risk of bladder cancer in Actos® users, concern over the safety of both drugs is on the rise. For more information, please browse our site, or contact us to speak with an Actos® attorney about a potential claim.