Metformin is a diabetes drug that is under investigation for possible contamination with cancer-causing toxins.
Need a Texas Metformin Lawyer? 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 cancer, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
What is the problem?
Health agencies in the U.S., Canada and Europe are investigating whether the type-2 diabetes drug metformin contains the same cancer-causing chemical that led to global recalls for blood pressure drugs (valsartan) and heartburn medications (Zantac) in early 2019.
Metformin May Be Contaminated With Cancer-Causing Toxin
In December 2019, the FDA opened an investigation into possible NDMA contamination in metformin sold in the U.S., after recalls were issued in other countries, and similar investigations were launched in Europe.
If tests on metformin in the U.S. find NDMA above the acceptable daily limit of 96 micrograms, the FDA said it will recommend recalls.
What is NDMA?
N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) and similar chemicals, collectively called nitrosamines, are known carcinogens (cancer-causing substances). Everyone is exposed to some level of NDMA because it is commonly found in water and foods like grilled meat, dairy products, and vegetables.
Cancer Risks of NDMA
- Liver cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Intestinal cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Colon cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Bladder cancer
- And more
Has Metformin Been Recalled?
Metformin has not been recalled in the U.S. as of December 2019. However, Singapore recalled 3 types of metformin after finding unacceptable levels of NDMA.
What is Metformin?
Metformin is a prescription medication that helps people with type-2 diabetes control their blood-sugar levels. Metformin is a generic drug. It is also sold under the names Fortamet, Glucophage, Glumetza, and Riomet.
If metformin is recalled in the U.S. due to NDMA, it is possible that people with cancer will be able to file lawsuits and seek compensation for their injury, medical expenses, wrongful death of a loved one, and more. Over 150 lawsuits were filed after Valsartan, Zantac, and other medications were recalled due to NDMA.
Is There a Metformin Class Action?
Instead of a class action lawsuit, our lawyers are investigating individual metformin lawsuits for people who developed cancer.
Lawsuits involving NDMA contamination are not part of a class action. Instead, in the case of valsartan, the lawsuits are centralized in a Multi-District Litigation (MDL).
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