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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in June issued a Drug Safety Communication Update for Actos, warning that patients using Actos (pioglitazone) for a year or longer have a substantially increased risk of bladder cancer.

The update follows on the heels of the FDA’s September 17, 2010, Safety Communication, which revealed that patients taking Actos over several years had an increased risk of bladder cancer. That Safety Communication was based on a planned five-year interim analysis of an ongoing, ten-year study that found as patients’ bladder cancer risks increased with patients’ exposure.

In its latest Communication, the FDA noted a French Study which found a statistically significant increase in the risk of bladder cancer in Actos patients as compared to patients using other diabetic medications. Some European countries have already banned the use of Actos.

Sheller, P.C. is investigating the link between Actos and bladder cancer. If you or someone you know has taken Actos and developed bladder cancer, call 1-800-833-2299.

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  1. Gravatar for Daniel Haszard

    Actos is produced by Takeda Industries and co-marketed by Eli Lilly.

    Eli Lilly Zyprexa can *cause* diabetes.

    I took Zyprexa a powerful Lilly schizophrenic drug for 4 years it was prescribed to me off-label for post traumatic stress disorder was ineffective costly and gave me diabetes.

    Eli Lilly's #1 cash cow Zyprexa drug sale $40 billion dollars so far,has a ten times greater risk of causing type 2 diabetes over the non-user of Zyprexa. So,here we have a conflict of interest that this same company Eli Lilly also is a big profiteer of diabetes treatment.

    (Actos works as an insulin *sensitizer*)

    Sooooo,Eli Lilly pushes a drug (Zyprexa) that CAUSES diabetes.... then turn around sell you the drugs (Actos) to treat the diabetes that in turn can cause cancer!

    What a wicked scam!

    -- Daniel Haszard

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