Byetta & Pancreatic Cancer
Helping people who have suffered Byetta side effects after taking this diabetes medication and representing individuals diagnosed with cancer in filing Byetta lawsuit claims nationwide.
It has recently been reported that the medication Byetta (exenatide) which is prescribed to treat diabetes may be linked to an increased risk of developing pancreatic cancer in patients compared to other diabetes therapy options.
In 2011 researchers reported an elevated risk of developing pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer in patients using the diabetes medicine Byetta (generic name – exenatide). Studies examined FDA adverse events reported between 2004 and 2009. Researchers believe that Byetta may unintentially trigger growth in pancreatic gland ducts. They also stressed that more study is needed and the FDA data did not indicate a link between Byetta and any other forms of cancer.
Byetta is manufactured by Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Ind. It was first marketed and sold starting in 2005. Since that time, more than 1 million patients have used Byetta to treat their diabetes. It is estimated more than 10 million prescriptions have been filled for Byetta.
The researchers looked at FDA data for patients taking the drugs exenatide and sitagliptin. This data along with previous animal studies prompted the researchers to suggest that more research needs to be done regarding the link between Byetta and pancreatic cancer.
Pancreatic cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer resulting in death for both men and women and is one of the most deadly of all types of cancer. Current research suggests that the injectable diabetes medication, Byetta, may cause an increased risk of pancreatic cancer in patients using Byetta.
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