Diabetes Drugs Frequently Asked Questions
Pancreatic Cancer Detection and Symptions
As the name suggests, pancreatic cancer forms within the pancreas and generally spreads very quickly. Unfortunately, it is difficult to detect in its early stages. If you’ve taken incretin-based therapies such as Bayetta, Januvia, or Janumet for your type 2 diabetes, you may be at a higher risk for pancreatitis and/or pancreatic cancer.
Symptoms of pancreatic cancer include the following:
Pancreatic cancer occurs when cells within the pancreas develop mutations in the DNA. Taking incretion drugs such as Januvia, Janumet, Onglyza, Byetta, Bydureon and Victoza for Type-2 diabetes or Saxenda for weight loss could greatly increase your risk for pancreatic cancer. We don’t want to see anyone needlessly suffer from this terrible form of cancer, especially at the hands of deceptive and negligent drug manufacturers.
Lawsuits filed within MDL 2452 claim the manufacturers of these drugs “willfully, wantonly and with malice withheld the knowledge of an increased risk of pancreatic cancer in users of the Drugs to prevent any chances of their products’ registration being delayed or rejected by [the] FDA.” This failure to warn may have cost the lives of thousands of innocent people.