Whilst browsing in a shop the other day I purchased a pair of shoes. The assistant asked me if I would like to purchase a leather care product - Good sales pitch. Obviously, I'd like my shoes the last a long time so purchasing a leather care product would benefit me...and my shoes.
News of Actos has been circulating recently, and it isn't good. Actos can cause bladder cancer and it's manufacturers knew all along that it could.
My shoe analogy at the start of this post may seem a little odd. But the retailer was warning me that my shoes may become scuffed, hence the offer of the leather care product.
Imagine, if you will, the following scenario.
Doctor: I'm afraid you have diabetes
Patient: Oh no!
Doctor: Don't worry it can be treated with either Avandia or Actos
Patient: Oh fantastic
Doctor: Would you like a heart stroke or bladder cancer with that?
Sounds like a sketch from the Monty Python team doesn't it?
Meantime, people are coming forward because they are now realising that Actos, the drug they took to help their diabetes, has actually made matters worse for them.
A suit, filed yesterday in the State of California, [Los Angeles Superior Court] by Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, P.C. alleges that three California residents and their spouses claim the diabetes drug Actos caused their bladder cancer. The full press release can be read HERE
You can read more about Actos and the bladder cancer link at .http://www.actosbladdercancer.com/
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