Study Says Diabetes Drugs Increase Risk of Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer!

A study published in the medical journal Gastronenterology found that the diabetes drugs Byetta and Januvia caused a threefold increase of reported pancreatic cancer cases and a sixfold increased in pancreatitis! The study looked at data from 2004 to 2009 and evaluated reports by doctors and patients who used the drugs and submitted reports to the FDA's adverse event reporting system.

Now, the researchers do warn that this is not a causal link-a definitive link and cause between the drugs and the conditions-but there is a very strong inference or connection between thus far. The causal link could be for something else, for example, maybe the diabetes condition itself causes these conditions and it is not the actual drugs.

But this is not the second time a study as linked the two. Another study found a potential link between the two, and particularly noted that the drugs caused inflammation of the pancreas. In fact, these concerns date back to 2007 when the FDA linked the drug to about thirty reports of acute pancreatitis. A year later, the FDA linked two deaths to Byetta.

There have been lawsuits regarding Byetta product warnings and the complications, damages, and even deaths that resulted from it. These have been very difficult and long cases for attorneys to process. If you or someone you know have been on one of these drugs, please do not waste any time and give me a call immediately. I welcome your phone call on my toll-free cell at 1-866-889-6882 or you can drop me an e-mail at [email protected] . You are always welcome to request my FREE book, The Seven Deadly Mistakes of Malpractice Victims, at the home page of my website at www.protectingpatientrights.com.
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