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FDA: Actos must provide warning label

Posted on December 19th, 2011 No Comments

The Food and Drug Administration has stated that Actos bottles must now have a warning label on it that states that the use of the product for over a year may increase the risk of a person developing bladder cancer.

The manufacturer of the drug, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, failed to warn consumers of the increased risk until 2011 because there were not enough medical tests done on the drug. Actos is used to treat type 2 diabetes and is in the Thiazolidinedione family of drugs.

Actos is one of the only Thiazolidinedione drugs that can be used anymore, which is why the FDA may not want to recall the drug completely, but a warning should have at least been given by the manufacturer.

If you or a loved one has bee injured as a result of using Actos, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Actos bladder cancer lawsuit lawyers of Williams Kherkher today by calling 800-641-9810.

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