Januvia (sitagliptin) is a diabetes drug that has been sold by Merck since 2006. Januvia has already been linked to reports of pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, bullous pemphigoid, and other severe side effects.
Do I Have a Texas Januvia 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 injured by severe side effects, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Januvia lawsuit in Texas.
FDA Evaluating Rhabdomyolysis Risk
The FDA is evaluating a potential signals of a serious risk and new safety information linking DPP4 diabetes drugs and rhabdomyolysis. This potentially life-threatening kidney side effect was identified by the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) between April and June 2017.
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What is the problem with Januvia?
According to a 2011 study published in Gastroenterology, the type-2 diabetes drug Januvia (sitagliptin) has been linked to higher risks of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. The researchers analyzed adverse event reports submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) between 2004 and 2009, and found the following risks:
- Pancreatitis: 131 events, 6.74-fold increased risk.
- Pancreatic cancer: 16 events, 1.69-fold increased risk.
This paper was later retracted by Gastroenterology at the request of several drug companies. Data from the FDA database should not be used to extrapolate risks to the general population. However, a large number of adverse events is often the first sign of an unanticipated side effect of a new drug. Pancreatic cancer is very rare and can take years to develop, which is why adequate research is difficult.
Side Effects of Januvia
Januvia has been linked to several life-threatening side effects. If you believe Januvia caused you to suffer any of the following side effects, contact our Texas Januvia lawyers today:
- Pancreatitis (pancreas inflammation)
- Pancreatic cancer
- And more
How Can a Lawsuit Help Me?
If you or your loved one suffered a serious Januvia side effect, you may be able to recover financial compensation for your damages by filing a lawsuit. Potential damages may include:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Cost of future care
- Lost wages
- Permanent injuries or disability
- Wrongful death of your loved one
- And more
It is essential that you contact a lawyer regarding a Texas Januvia lawsuit immediately — do not wait. Every state has a deadline for filing a lawsuit called a “statute of limitations.” This deadline varies depending on your state and the individual circumstances of your case. Once the deadline passes, it will be far more difficult to recover damages for your injury.
Do I Have a Texas Januvia Lawsuit?
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