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Nadrich & Cohen Now Reviewing Actos Bladder Cancer Claims

12-13-2011 07:38 AM CET | Health & Medicine

Press release from: Nadrich & Cohen LLP

Los Angeles, CA, December 12, 2011 – Nadrich & Cohen LLP, a prominent national law firm, is now reviewing claims from Actos users in all 50 states who developed bladder cancer after taking the drug. In an effort to connect with even more Actos users across the country, the firm has established an online resource center at www.SideEffectActos.com.

Actos was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults suffering from Type 2 diabetes. In 2010, Actos sales generated nearly $5 billion in revenue for Japanese drug-maker Takeda Pharmaceutics. Currently, Takeda faces approximately 4,000 lawsuits from patients who claim that the drug causes bladder cancer. The plaintiffs also allege that Takeda knew of the potential health risks of the drug but continued to market it for treatment among diabetes patients.

The lawsuits stem largely from a June 2011 safety warning issued by the FDA, which advised Actos users that taking the drug for one year or longer could significantly increase the risk of developing bladder cancer. That same month, Actos was pulled off the shelves in both France and Germany after health officials in those countries expressed concerns over the drug’s potential side effects.

Despite the recall, the European Medical Agency continues to support the use of Actos among high-risk patients for whom other treatments are either unavailable or ineffective. While the FDA is conducting an ongoing safety review of Actos, there are currently no plans to recall the drug in the U.S.

Nadrich & Cohen LLP is urging anyone who has developed bladder cancer after taking Actos to call their Injury Hotline at 1-800-722-0765. All cases are accepted on a contingency basis, meaning there is never a fee unless a judgment is recovered on your behalf.

Actos users who are concerned about the bladder cancer link can also visit www.SideEffectActos.com to get the latest news, updates and information about the Actos litigation. Visitors to the site can also complete a confidential online contact form to schedule a free initial case evaluation. Each state places different limitations on how long you have to file an Actos injury claim, so don’t hesitate to contact Nadrich & Cohen to discuss your case today.

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Jennifer Poole

National Client Intake Coordinator

Nadrich & Cohen LLP

12100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1250

Los Angeles, CA 90025

800-718-4658

www.PersonalInjuryLawCal.com

Nadrich & Cohen LLP is a national law firm specializing in representing clients who've been injured by defective medical devices, harmful products and prescription drugs, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, workplace accidents and dog bites.

Nadrich & Cohen LLP
12100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1250
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Jennifer Poole
National Client Intake Coordinator
800-718-4658
www.personalinjurylawcal.com

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