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Texas - Actos Bladder Cancer Information
Friday, April 13, 2012

This is an alert to diabetes patients in Texas that Pioglitazone, the main ingredient in the diabetes drug Actos, has been linked to a 40 percent increased risk of developing bladder cancer.

Data from a study released in June 2011 revealed that prolonged use as well as high doses of Actos medication was linked to bladder cancer, prompting both France and Germany to ban new prescriptions of pioglitazone-containing drugs.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched an investigation into the data and released a public health advisory recommending that Actos drug labeling include information on the cancer risk. The health agency, however, has not pulled the drug from the market.

The FDA did encourage diabetes patients who take Actos to become aware of common bladder cancer symptoms. The agency also recommended that patients with a history of bladder cancer not take the medication.

News of this Actos side effect has made many diabetes patients nervous. If you live in Texas and have taken Actos, especially at high doses or for a period of over 12 months, you should be alert to of bladder cancer symptoms and contact your medical professional immediately if you exhibit any of these symptoms.

Being diagnosed with bladder cancer is a difficult and overwhelming experience, but it is important to understand that there are many facilities designed to help you through your treatment and recovery.

If you live in Texas and have been diagnosed with bladder cancer, there are a number of prestigious research programs and state of the art treatment centers at your disposal:

It is also important to understand that you are not alone and you have rights. If you have taken Actos and are currently living with bladder cancer in Texas, you may be entitled to compensation.

The national law firm of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman is here to help you and your potential Actos side effect claim. Our Actos lawyers have represented thousands of people across the nation who have been harmed by a prescription medication. We are currently representing diabetes patients who have bladder cancer after taking Actos.

Please contact us if you have any questions about a potential Actos bladder cancer claim.




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