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Screening tests for bladder cancer

Posted on March 5th, 2012 No Comments

Bladder cancer is the fifth most common cancer that women and men are diagnosed with. Each year, there are 71,000 new cases and 14,000 deaths. Risk factors for bladder cancer include occupational exposure, smoking and being exposed to certain infections from parasites and having a family history of bladder cancer. Also, men have higher diagnosed […]

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Ways to test for bladder cancer

Posted on February 17th, 2012 No Comments

While there are many causes of bladder cancer, and often the cause is unknown, recent research has shown that taking Type 2 diabetes medication Actos can cause bladder cancer. If you or someone you love has taken this drug, you should contact your physician about getting tested for bladder cancer. Ways to test for bladder […]

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Man seeks damages from Takeda after developing bladder cancer from Actos

Posted on February 9th, 2012 No Comments

A man from Houma has filedĀ  a lawsuit claiming that his diabetes medication caused him to develop bladder cancer. The man is now seeking compensation from the drug maker, Takeda Pharmaceuticals after he contracted bladder cancer from the Type II diabetes medication, Actos. The lawsuit stated that the man used Actos for over a year […]

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Three couples file Actos lawsuits against Takeda

Posted on February 2nd, 2012 No Comments

Three Illinois couples have filed Actos lawsuits against the drugmaker, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company. The lawsuits claims that the company knew of side effects associated with the drug and failed to warn patients. According to the lawsuit, the three men stated that they took Actos everyday in in order to treat their type 2 diabetes and […]

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California Actos lawsuits to be consolidated

Posted on January 12th, 2012 No Comments

This week it was announced that all lawsuits against Actos that were filed with the state of California will be consolidated during pretrial proceedings. Unlike the recent consolidation of all Actos lawsuits to the Western District of Louisiana, those lawsuits were filed with the federal government. Actos manufacturer Takeda Pharmaceuticals says it plans to file […]

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Europe drug regulators keep Actos on shelves

Posted on January 12th, 2012 No Comments

The European Commission has announced that Takeda Pharamceutical’s diabetes medication, Actos, can still be prescribed in the country after safety reviews were done. Although the medication will still be able to be prescribed, the warning label on it will be updated with information that the use of the product for long periods of time may […]

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Class action suit launched against Actos in Canada

Posted on December 27th, 2011 No Comments

A class action lawsuit has been been filed against the manufacturers of the diabetes medication, Actos, claiming that they failed to disclose information that the drug could lead to bladder cancer if taken for over a year. This class action was filed in Ontario and is lead by a woman in Toronto that was prescribed […]

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Bladder cancer: Statistics and Facts

Posted on November 21st, 2011 No Comments

Bladder cancer can have multiple painful side effects and it can be potentially fatal if not treated in time. There are a few important facts and statistics that are important to note. For example, over 65,000 people a year are diagnosed with this type of cancer. Of these people, men are three times more likely […]

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Singer Andy Williams diagnosed with bladder cancer

Posted on November 11th, 2011 No Comments

The 83-year-old singer most famously known for the hit song, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” has been diagnosed with bladder cancer. Andy Williams made the announcement while performing in Branson, Missouri. His positive attitude was hard to miss when he made numerous statements revealing he was going to be one of those […]

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