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Florida Actos Bladder Cancer Information
Monday, April 02, 2012

If you live in Florida and are taking the diabetes medication Actos, please be aware that the Food and Drug Administration has warned of a link between the diabetes drug Actos and bladder cancer. According to the agency, cumulative doses and long-term use of Takeda Pharmaceutical’s popular diabetes drug Actos (pioglitazone) has been linked with a significantly higher risk of developing the deadly form of cancer.

The warning is a result of new data which shows that taking Actos for over a year leads to a 40 percent greater risk of developing bladder cancer. Taking higher doses of the diabetes drug can also lead to a higher risk of bladder cancer, the study showed. The news prompted both Germany and France to pull sales of the dangerous medication. The FDA continues its investigation into the scientific claims.

If you have taken Actos and are experiencing bladder cancer symptoms, it is imperative that you see your healthcare professional right away.

The state of Florida has been in the forefront of cancer research and treatment. Being diagnosed with bladder cancer can be an overwhelming experience and there are state of the art treatment and research facilities out there designed to see you through your treatment and recovery.

The following is a list of the top cancer treatment and research centers in Florida:

If you are a Florida resident with bladder cancer and you have taken or are currently taking Actos, you may be entitled to compensation. In this very difficult time, a respected and experienced law firm can help guide you through the process of filing an Actos side effect claim.

The National law firm of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman has extensive experience in litigating personal injury, wrongful death and consumer class action cases against major drug companies in the past two decades. This experience includes over 4,000 individual cases where Baum Hedlund successfully represented clients harmed by prescription drugs.




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