Welcome to the Actos Legal Counsel website, dedicated to bringing justice to you and your family. Our mission is to provide the the latest up-to-date information on Actos lawsuits, settlements, and more. If you or someone you know has taken Actos and is now suffering from Bladder Cancer or Congestive Heart Failure, you may have a case. Fill out our case evaluation form for more information.
Actos and Bladder Cancer
If you have type 2 diabetes and bladder cancer – and you've been controlling your blood sugar with medicine containing Actos, known generically as pioglitazone – you should be aware that your diabetes medicine and cancer may be connected.
FDA Warns of Actos-bladder Cancer Link
Interim results from a 10-year American study ending later in 2012 found long-term Actos users had 40 percent more bladder cancers than people who never took the drug. The results were compelling enough that on June 15, 2011, the Food and Drug Administration warned that patients taking Actos-containing medicines for more than 12 months and exposed to the largest doses over time may have a higher bladder cancer risk.
Two months later, the FDA required new risk warnings on product inserts for:
- Actos (pioglitazone)
- Actoplus Met (pioglitazone/metformin)
- Actoplus Met XR (pioglitazone/metformin extended release)
- Duetact (pioglitazone/glimepride)
Source: Actos FDA Warning
Only days before, a French study found similar results, prompting an Actos recall in France and restrictions against new use in Germany.
Take Control of Your Health
While you should be concerned, don't be frightened. When discovered early, bladder cancer can be treated successfully. But it's time to arm yourself with information to preserve and protect your health. And that's the mission of ActosLawsuit.com.
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Here's what you can expect from ActosLawsuit.com:
Free Actos case evaluation: If you or someone you know is suffering from actos and bladder cancer, simply fill out a free case evaluation form and we will connect you to a lawyer experienced in defective-drug litigation who will review your case. If it moves forward, your lawyer will be paid a percentage of any settlement or court award he recovers for you, so you won't have to worry about paying legal costs up front.
A free copy of 100 Questions & Answers About Bladder Cancer: A complete medical guide written by two physicians that explains everything from diagnostic tests to treatment options, including advice from patients.
Patient and family advocates: A staff of people to help you find the very best medical care. Call today and get a free Actos side-effects pamphlet.
Our website: We've compiled lots of information in one convenient location to get you started. Bookmark this site now, so you can learn about Actos, who makes it, and why the drug is under investigation. What's more, you'll find easy-to-understand information to make you more knowledgeable about bladder cancer and its causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
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