There are significant health risks associated with the drug Actos. If you or someone you love has been harmed by this drug, the most important thing you can do is talk with an experienced attorney today.
At Bruno & Bruno, we have a wealth of experience handling a range of defective drug and recall cases. We have been serving clients throughout Louisiana for more than 60 years. We serve South Shore clients form our office in New Orleans and North Shore clients from our Covington office.
Frequently Asked Questions About Actos
- Why is the drug Actos in the news or on TV?
Actos is prescribed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and has become one of the most popular medications in the world. It works to control the body's blood sugar levels.
- Should I be concerned if I was prescribed Actos?
Studies have shown that long-term use is linked to significant, life-threatening side effects such as bladder cancer and congestive heart failure. Authorities in Europe have banned the drug in certain countries, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not. The FDA has allowed the drug to stay on the market and required the drug manufacturer Takeda Pharmaceuticals and co-marketer Eli Lilly Pharmaceuticals only to list increased risk of developing bladder cancer among warnings on the product label. Because a 10-year American study recently completed found long-term Actos users had 40 percent more bladder cancers than people who never took the drug, we urge you to seek more information.
- What should I do if I took Actos?
Multiple lawsuits have already been filed against Takeda Pharmaceuticals, with all of the cases being assigned to the federal court in Lafayette, La. These lawsuits say that Takeda made a dangerous product and failed to adequately warn users of potential side effects. Obviously, you should speak to your doctor about the effect of the medication. But this important medical evaluation cannot protect your legal rights against the defendants if you have increased medical bills, lost wages or other losses.
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Because there may be limited time to act, you should have an evaluation of your legal rights. Bruno & Bruno is well-situated to assist patients who have been exposed to the potential side effects of Actos. Please call 504-525-1335 (800-966-1335 toll free) or email us today to learn your options.