Byetta Cancer and Pacreatitis Lawyers
Studies have suggested that Byetta, a drug used to treat Type 2 diabetes has been linked to serious, life-threatening side effects including pancreatic cancer, thyroid cancer, acute hemorrhagic pancreatitis and necrotizing pancreatitis. As a result of the manufacturer’s failure to adequately research the risks associted with Byetta or warn about the potential problems, compensation may be available through an Byetta lawsuit for individuals diagnosed with a cancer or pacreatitis. To have a potential pancreatic cancer or pancreatitis lawsuit reviewed by one of our Byetta attorneys, request a free consultation and claim evaluation. All cases are pursued under a contingency fee agreement, which means that there are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is received.
FDA Byetta Investigation
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued two Healthcare Alerts (Ocotober 2007 & August 2008) linking approximately 30 cases of acute pancreatitis in patients taking Byetta. Recently, the FDA has told medical providers to advise patients taking Byetta to seek emergency treatment if they begin to experience unexplained persistent severe abdominal pain which may or may not be accompanied by vomiting. This could be a sign of acute pancreatitis. As of August 2008, the FDA had reviewed 30 postmarketing reports of acute pancreatitis in patients taking Byetta. Of the most recent 6 cases of hemorrhagic or necrotizing pancreatitis, all patients required hospitalization, two patients died and four patients were recovering at time of reporting.
In addition, the FDA has recently requested that the manufacturer of Byetta, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to add stronger and more prominent warnings in the product label about the risk of acute hemorrhagic or necrotizing pancreatitis.
Byetta Side Effects
Commonly reported side effects of Byetta include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion and upper abdominal discomfort. However, the presence of unexplained, severe abdominal pain, with or without nausea and vomiting, raises the suspicion of acute pancreatitis, a potentially life-threatening condition that requires emergent medical attention. Therefore, patients taking Byetta should immediately seek treatment if they experience unexplained severe abdominal pain with or without nausea and vomiting.
At this time, it is unknown what, if any, information Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. had about the risk of cancer and/or pancreatitis associated with Byetta usage, or whether inadequate warnings were provided to consumers and the medical community.
Byetta Law Firm
Mr. Mendelsohn and the attorneys at his firm are reviewing Byetta cancer and pacreatitis claims and lawsuits. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer or pacreatitis and had previously taken Byetta it is important that you contact a New Jersey Byetta Lawyer today for a free consultation. All lawsuits are being pursued under a contingency fee, which means that there are no fees unless a recovery is obtained.
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