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Friday, September 17, 2010

FDA Investigating Evidence of Increased Risk of Bladder Cancer with Actos

Page changed: Actos and Avandia: Dangerous Diabetes Drugs

FDA Investigating Actos Link to Bladder Cancer:

On Sept 17, 2010, the FDA announced that it was conducting a safety review of Actos, because prelimnary (5 year) results from a 10 year study found
...there was an increased risk of bladder cancer in patients with the longest exposure to Actos and in those with the highest cumulative dose of the drug.
This should be a huge concern to anyone taking either Actos or Avandia because the mechanism of the drugs is so similar.

FDA Press Release: FDA reviewing preliminary saftey information on Actos

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