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When you are injured it’s a stressful time, especially when the injuries are the result of another person’s negligence or actions. At Hughes and Coleman, our job is to help those who have been injured in Kentucky or Tennessee.
With more than a million people residing in the two states, residents of Kentucky and Tennessee are exposed to a multitude of potential accidents. Freeways, highways, and city streets pose a daily threat to residents. As the traffic grows so do the number of motor vehicle accidents.
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On June 09, 2011, the French Medicines Agency reported that based on an independent study of patients taking Actos® (pioglitazone hydrochloride), a diabetes drugs, there is a link between using Actos® and developing bladder cancer. The FDA ordered that U.S. labeling be updated with a “black box warning” against the use of Actos if the patient has a history of bladder cancer. The black box warning also includes information on the link between Actos and bladder cancer.
Actos® and Bladder Cancer
According to the National Cancer Institute, bladder cancer usually starts from the cells that line the bladder, also known as transitional cells. Symptoms of may include:
|• Finding blood in your urine (Urine color rust to darker red)||• Pain when you empty your bladder|
|• The need to empty your bladder more frequently||• Feeling an urgent need to empty your bladder|
|• Feeling the need to empty your bladder without results||• Needing to strain when emptying your bladder|
Some diabetics will find themselves facing the diagnosis of Actos® and bladder cancer. While it can be difficult to pinpoint and there are a number of causes of bladder cancer, Actos® has been linked to bladder cancer.
Actos®Study Shows 22% Increase in Bladder Cancer
An independent database study of 155,000 diabetic patients taking the drug Actos found a 22% increase in bladder cancer. When the dosage of Actos being taken was higher that number jumped to a 50% increase compared to those taking a lower dosage.
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