Video: Actos Diabetes Drug Increases Cancer Risk
Actos, a popular diabetes drug, has been shown to more than double the risk of bladder cancer in patients taking the medication.
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Lawyers.com Supervising Producer John McCarthy interviews attorney Hunter Shkolnik, an expert on Actos litigation. He describes Actos as a “blockbuster” drug: It has netted its manufacturer tens of billions of dollars and is one of the 10 most-prescribed drugs in the world. Shkolnik explains that a patient’s risk of developing bladder cancer increases drastically after taking the medication for two or more years, and continues to grow the longer the drug is taken.
Shkolnik stresses that once you’ve been diagnosed with bladder cancer, it’s imperative to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Your lawyer can help you navigate the treatment process, handling any disputes with healthcare providers and insurance companies and protecting your right to compensation for your medical care.