What You Need To Know About Incretin-Based Diabetes Drugs

Diabetes drugs such as Victoza, Janumet, Januvia, Byetta and Onglyza may increase the risk for developing pancreatic cancer.

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition affecting approximately 27 million people in the United States. While there are several types of treatment for type 2 diabetes, incretin-based diabetes drugs are 9 billion dollar business and are prescribed to thousands of people each year. They work to stimulate insulin secretion in the body and are used along with diet and exercise to regulates blood sugar in the body. While these generally are effective drugs for its intended purpose, there is a rising concern about an increased risk for pancreatic cancer among those who take incretin-based drugs.

Several studies suggest incretin-based therapies, including Januvia, Byetta, Victoza and Janumet are associated with an increased risk for pancreatic cancer, a very serious form of cancer. Further, recent research supporting this find has been been conducted. Rather than include a warning label on the drugs, manufacturers have failed to warn consumers of the danger of developing pancreatic cancer. If you or a loved one has suffered from pancreatic cancer after taking an incretin-based drug therapy, contact the aggressive lawyers at The Ruth Law Team who are here to fight against deceptive drugmakers on your behalf. Call us at (888) 783-8378 to speak to someone right now.

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What Are Incretin-Based Drugs, and What is the Problem With Them?

Incretins are metabolic hormones that work to regulate insulin secretion. Incretin therapies such as Janumet and Onglyza lower the level of blood sugar, thus prompting the body to produce insulin. However, studies over the past several years have shown incretin therapies for Type II diabetes may increase the risk for pancreatic cancer, a rapidly growing… read more?

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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.

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If you are looking for a lawyer to handle your Januvia or Byetta case, contact the attorneys at The Ruth Law Team. The Type II diabetes drugs Victoza, Onglyza, Janumet and the weight-loss drug Saxenda are also of concern to us, as they are similar medications that may be linked to a higher risk of pancreatic cancer.

Incretin therapies aren’t the only type of diabetes drugs we’ve been investigating. Ivokana is a diabetes drug that may be linked to ketoacidosis and an increased risk of foot and leg amputations in patients with type 2 diabetes. It’s time we all work to stop big pharma companies from failing to put patients’ health before profits! For more than 40 years our firm has represented victims of personal injury from negligent parties such as drug manufacturers. We have the ability to accept these pancreatic cancer cases nationwide, so don’t hesitate to call our product liability attorneys (888) 783-8378 today.

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