The FDA is investigating evidence linking diabetes drugs like Oseni with deadly side effects in the pancreas, such as chronic inflammation (pancreatitis) and pancreatic cancer.
Need a Texas Oseni 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 pancreatic cancer, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
Oseni and Pancreatic Cancer
Oseni (alogliptin + pioglitazone) works by mimicking hormones that cause the pancreas to secrete more insulin, which helps lower blood-sugar levels. Because it relies on the pancreas to work, experts are concerned about pancreatic side effects from Oseni.
The problem is that low-level pancreatitis may go unnoticed for months or years. Over the long-term, chronic inflammation increases the risk of DNA mutations that cause cancer. Oseni belongs to a class of diabetes drugs that have been linked to the following pancreatic side effects:
- Chronic pancreatitis
- Inflammation in the pancreas
- Hemorrhagic pancreatitis
- Necrotizing pancreatitis
- Pancreatic cancer
- Pre-cancerous growths (pancreatic duct metaplasia)
Pancreatic cancer is relatively rare, but it is very deadly. The pancreas is located deep inside the abdomen next to many vital organs and lymph nodes. Cancers in the pancreas usually grow aggressively and do not produce symptoms until after it has spread to other organs (metastasized).
FDA Investigates Safety Risks
The FDA issued a Drug Safety Communication for Oseni in March 2013, after a study found evidence of pre-cancerous cellular changes. Researchers autopsied pancreases from people who used sitagliptin or exenatide, which are two other drugs in the same class as Oseni.
These medications were also linked to a doubled increased risk of pancreatitis, according to the FDA. In 2010, a study published in Gastroenterology also found higher rates of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm in Texas. Our attorneys are filing individual lawsuits rather than an Oseni class action. We are currently accepting cases involving serious pancreatic side effects, such as pancreatic cancer.
About Class Actions
Class actions are a popular way to resolve litigation involving hundreds or thousands of people with similar legal claims against the same defendant. The lawsuit is filed by a “class representative,” and any compensation awarded through a lawsuit verdict or settlement is divided equally among everyone in the class action.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
For people who were injured by unsafe medications, joining a class action could have disadvantages. Class actions are not designed to maximize compensation for people with severe injuries. Instead, they are designed to resolve a lot of lawsuits as efficiently as possible.
Instead of a class action, our trial attorneys are filing individual lawsuits. We specialize in holding drug-makers accountable for failing to warn about deadly side effects from dangerous medications. If you qualify to join this litigation, you could receive compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, long-term injuries, and more.
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