Thousands of people have been injured by diabetes medications side effects like pancreatic cancer, thyroid cancer, and bladder cancer. Drug-makers are accused of failing to adequately warn about these risks.
Do I Have a Texas Diabetes Medication Lawsuit? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with thyroid cancer after taking Byetta, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit in Texas.
UPDATE: Judge Rejects Failure-to-Warn Claims in Diabetes Drug MDL
November 10, 2015 — Diabetes drug-makers are shielded from failure-to-warn claims involving pancreatic cancer because the FDA would have rejected warning labels, a federal judge has ruled. Click here to read more.
DPP-4 Diabetes Drugs Linked to Severe Joint Pain
August 28, 2015 — The FDA has issued a Safety Communication about the risk of severe, disabling joint pain from type-2 diabetes medications in the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor class. Click here to read more.
Pancreatic Cancer Lawsuits Centralized in Federal Litigation
August 26, 2013 — The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) has centralized more than 50 lawsuits involving diabetes drugs into the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. Plaintiffs allege that Victoza, Byetta, Januvia, and Janumet caused their pancreatic cancer or the wrongful death of a family member. Click here to read more.
In March 2012, the FDA published this Drug Safety Communication to warn that incretin mimetic diabetes drugs were associated with pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), which is a risk-factor for pancreatic cancer. Research published in JAMA Internal Medicine in February 2013 found that Byetta (exenatide) and Januvia (sitagliptin) could double the risk of developing acute pancreatitis.
The FDA also warned about a potential increased risk of pancreatic cancer and pre-cancerous growths. These findings were based on autopsies of pancreatic tissue samples taken from patients after they died from unspecified causes. The study found a 40% higher risk of a pancreatic mass in those taking incretin mimetic drugs than in non-users.
Byetta (exenatide) is an injection-pen diabetes drug that has been sold by Amylin Pharmaceuticals since 2005. Unfortunately, Byetta has been linked to an increased risk of acute pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, and thyroid cancer. In 2008, the FDA issued a Safety Warning after receiving reports of 6 cases of hemorrhagic or necrotizing pancreatitis in Byetta patients. Byetta lawsuits and class actions allege that Amylin has not done enough to warn about the risk of cancer from Byetta.
Januvia (sitagliptin) has been linked to an increased risk of acute pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. This risk was established by a study published in Gastroenterology in 2011. Researchers examined adverse events from 2004 to 2009 and linked Januvia to a six-fold increased risk of pancreatitis. They also found that pancreatic cancer was more commonly reported among patients who took Januvia instead of other diabetes medications. There are already more than 50 Januvia lawsuits pending against Merck.
Victoza (liraglutide) has been linked to an increased risk of pancreatitis and a possible risk of cancer. In June 2011, the FDA published a Safety Communication after a study found that Victoza caused tumors in mice and rodents at clinically relevant doses. The manufacturer of Victoza, Novo Nordisk, is now facing a growing number of diabetes medication lawsuits from people who were injured by Victoza.
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