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2012-08-20 23:03:03

Parker Waichman LLP is informing the public that generic versions of Actos (pioglitazone), which were recently approved, carry the same risks and side effects as the brand name medication. Actos is a Type 2 diabetes drug that has been repeatedly linked to bladder cancer, most recently in a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (PRWEB) August 20, 2012 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective drugs,...

2012-08-17 23:01:41

How safe are diabetes drugs? The $3 billion fine and felony guilty plea in July 2012 by the maker of Avandia, and the whistleblower lawsuit pending against the maker of Actos, raise serious safety concerns for people with diabetes, writes attorney and consumer advocate Michael J. Evans in Part 1 of a series published on ConsumerNews.com. Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) August 17, 2012 Last month the maker of Avandia, GlaxoSmithKline ("GSK") agreed with the U.S. Department of Justice to pay a $3...

2012-08-13 22:07:20

A popular class of diabetes drugs increases patients' risk of bladder cancer, according to a new study published online this month in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that patients taking thiazolidinedione (TZDs) drugs — which account for up to 20 percent of the drugs prescribed to diabetics in the United States -- are two to three times more likely to develop bladder cancer than those...

2012-07-06 23:01:25

Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports on a new study that provides further support regarding the Actos bladder cancer link. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 06, 2012 Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing clients who have been injured by dangerous drugs and defective medical devices, reports on a July 3, 2012 study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, which found that patients taking Actos face a 22 percent increased risk of bladder cancer.* In conducting the study,...

Pharma Giant Agrees To Pay $3 Billion In Fines For Improper Practices
2012-07-02 19:08:05

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) pleaded guilty and has agreed to pay the largest fine in US history over charges that it marketed drugs for unauthorized uses, held back safety data, and cheated the government´s Medicaid program, the US Justice Department (DOJ) announced Monday. GSK was also accused of paying kickbacks to doctors, funding expensive trips and other benefits, to gain their support for their drugs....

2012-06-23 23:01:37

According to court documents, on April 26th, 2012, an Illinois couple, Barbara and Joseph Potuznik, filed a lawsuit in Pennsylvania Eastern District Court (case no. 2:2012cv02252) alleging that Barbara suffered a heart attack caused by Avandia. Avandia is a popular drug used to treat type 2 diabetes, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline and approved by the FDA in 1999.The lawsuit was filed in the Avandia multi-district litigation (07-01871). More than 2,500 cases are consolidated before Judge...

2012-06-14 23:01:19

Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports on a new study linking Actos to diabetic macular edema, a serious eye problem. New York, New York (PRWEB) June 14, 2012 Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a New York law firm nationally recognized for its consumer protection and mass tort practices, reports on a June 11, 2012 study that found that diabetes medications such as Actos may cause a serious eye problem called diabetic macular edema.* The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that...

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2012-06-02 08:13:21

A new study published online in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has discovered a possible link between one popular type of diabetes drug and the risk of bladder cancer. According to Telegraph Medical Correspondent Stephen Adams, a team of Canadian researchers, led by Dr. Laurent Azoulay of the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, studied U.K. National Health Service (NHS) statistics and learned that individuals with Type 2 diabetes who had taken pioglitazone (Actos) had an 83% higher...

Study Suggests Metformin Alone Not Enough To Treat Diabetic Kids
2012-04-30 04:30:00

A new study, published Sunday in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), reveals that a combination treatment may be the best way to treat type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents. In an April 29 press release, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), the division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) which funded the study, stated that a combination of the medications metformin and rosiglitazone was more effective in treating youngsters...

2012-03-26 18:39:37

The widely used diabetes medicine metformin can have protective effects on the heart, reveals a new study conducted at the Sahlgrenska Academy, at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg's Sahlgrenska Academy have shown in a preliminary study in rats that one of the most common diabetes drugs, metformin, also has a protective effect on the heart. The study, carried out in collaboration with a research group from Naples and published in the...


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