Irvine, CA, December 06, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Wright & McGurk announced a new campaign today to help Actos® patients diagnosed with bladder cancer. The pharmaceutical lawyers Wright & McGurk are encouraging patients who have taken Actos® (Pioglitazone) and later developed bladder cancer to call for a free consultation and case evaluation to obtain relief.
In June, 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Safety Communication (available here: http://www.fda.gov/drugs/drugsafety/ucm259150.htm) that taking Actos® for over one year was associated with increased risk of bladder cancer by as much as 40%. According to new data in the British Medical Journal, these numbers leap to 83% in patients who have ever taken the drug. (study available here: http://www.bmj.com/content/344/bmj.e3645)
The news that type 2 diabetes patients could suffer potentially life ending bladder cancer has shocked many diabetes patients who were already suffering. Actos® was marketed as a safer alternative to Avandia®, which was linked to heart attacks and kidney failure. In 2011, Actos® was the 9th highest selling drug in America, prescribed to thousands of patients across America and netting over $3.5 billion in sales. The news that this “safer alternative” could have equally serious health consequences has disturbed many patients.
“These reports are incredible. If the data is accurate, thousands of patients could be injured and in need of our help. We’d like to offer them a free consultation and hear what their experience has been,” said attorney Andrew L. Wright.
Consumers who have taken Actos® and later developed bladder cancer are encouraged to call Wright & McGurk today for a free consultation.
About Wright & McGurk:
Extensive product liability experience gives Andrew L. Wright the expertise necessary to handle prescription drug cases. With over 20 years of experience as a trial lawyer, Andrew L. Wright is used to staring down the prescription drug makers and achieving results for his clients.
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