Avandia & Actos
Defective Diabetes Medication
Avandia was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1999 and is used to treat patients with diabetes. It replaced Rezulin, also used to treat diabetes, when Rezulin was deemed too dangerous to be sold on the market and prescribed to patients. The Food and Drug Administration found that the drug Rezulin was linked to a mounting number of cases involving serious liver damage and even death. A study was then performed regarding the uses and effects of Avandia. When Avandia was first released to the public it was deemed to be safer than Rezulin in that it did not cause as much liver damage to its users. But the study conducted by the House of Oversight and Government Reform Committee found that the use of Avandia caused a 43 percent increase in the risk of suffering a heart attack. The drug also causes a 64 percent increase in the risk of death from all cardiovascular causes. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in diabetes patients and is responsible for between 65 percent and 80 percent of all deaths in diabetics.
Have you or a loved one suffered injuries or even death as a result of the use of the diabetes drug Avandia? If so, contact the LaBovick Law Group Toll Free at 1-888-777-3884 to speak to an Avandia Injury Lawyer. We will advise you of your legal rights and options in a court of law about your case today.
The side effects of drug use can occur at anytime, to anyone. The effects of Avandia have now been linked to severe liver damage that has resulted in death. Public Citizen, a consumer watchdog organization, has identified 14 cases of induced liver failure from Avandia and 12 deaths related to the use of the drug Avandia. The use of Avandia can cause one or more of the following problems:
- Risk of heart attack increases
- Increased risk of heart failure
- Increased risk of bone fractures
- Increased risk of anemia
- Increased risk of vision loss
- Accumulating fluids in the eye
- Swelling of the retina
The Avandia Injury Lawyers of LaBovick Law Group can help victims of Avandia get the justice they deserve. Call us Toll Free at 1-888-777-3884 to discus your case with an experience personal injury lawyer. We represent drug injury victims throughout Florida, including Palm Beach County, the Treasure Coast, West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Boynton Beach, Stuart, Port St. Lucie, Vero Beach, Ft. Pierce, Boca Raton, Ft. Lauderdale, Coral Springs and Wellington.
Actos is another diabetes medication that has been linked to increased risk of bladder cancer and of developing a condition called diabetic macular edema, which can cause blindness. Actos, pioglitazone in generic form, is manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America Inc. It is prescribed to control blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes patients, but its heightened risk factors have been confirmed in multiple studies. The US FDA is reviewing these findings and approaching them in a very serious manner. Takeda will soon be required to include a cancer warning on its label.