North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers express concern about Prescription Drug Actos

Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) 31 August 2011 Raleigh personal injury attorney Ken Hardison says a recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory about the p...


Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) 31 August 2011

Raleigh personal injury attorney Ken Hardison says a recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory about the prescription medication Actos, raises serious concerns about the prescription drug.

studies have shown that people who have Actos take for a longer period of time may be at increased risk for bladder cancer, Hardison said, a partner in Hardison & Cochran, Attorneys at Law, North Carolina personal injury law firm that is currently being investigated whether diabetic patients have been injured by the prescription drug.

We think that the FDA publicized security concerns about Actos are a big caution flag, Hardison said. The manufacturers have a legal duty to drugs that are safe and effective when used as intended to produce.

In June, the FDA issued a safety announcement, warning that the use of the diabetes drug Actos (pioglitazone) for more than one year is associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer.

The FDA said the ongoing research to date, no overall increased risk of bladder cancer in patients taking Actos shown. However, the studies are at an increased risk of bladder cancer in patients who used the drug for a longer period and in the patients with the highest cumulative doses had seen.


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additional warnings on the medication label information is added.

Federal regulators that they are of the current study were also performed in France, which suggested an increased risk of bladder cancer with pioglitazone, the generic name for Actos.

The study followed 1.5 million patients for up to four years. Based on the results studys France suspended the use of prescription drugs pioglitazone and Germany has recommended not to prescribe the drug to new patients.

The FDA approved the use of Actos for Type II diabetes in July 1999 to treat. Actos is Japanese drugmaker Takeda’s top-selling drugs. From January to October 2010, approximately 2.3 million patients prescriptions for a pioglitazone-containing product from the pharmacy filled.

We firmly believe that prescription drugs should be safe when used as intended, said Raleigh personal injury lawyer Ben Cochran, a partner in Hardison & Cochran, the claims on behalf of people injured by medication files.

patients who have been harmed by dangerous drugs, a claim for damages. If a patient has taken Actos and been diagnosed with bladder cancer, they need to understand their legal options.

Hardison & Cochran, Attorneys at Law

Hardison & Cochran, Attorneys at Law, is a highly respected North Carolina personal injury, workers compensation and social security disability practice based in Raleigh, Durham, Fayetteville, Dunn, New Bern, Southern Pines and Wilmington. Actos, in addition to other requirements, the company handles Dangerous Drug Division cases include that Allopurinol, Avandia Avastin, ACE inhibitors, bisphosphonates, Depakote, Digitek, Fentanyl, Fixodent, Fosamax, Humira, Keppra, dronedarone, Nexium, Ortho Evra, Paxil and Topamax. For more information, call toll-free at (800) 434-8399 or use the firms online contact form.

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