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    Diabetes Drug Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk

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    Diabetes Drug Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk

    Post by graham64 on Thu Mar 31 2016, 22:01

    More evidence linking the diabetes drug Actos to an increased risk of bladder cancer has surfaced in a new study that also finds the risk rises with increased use.

    Actos (pioglitazone) appears to increase risk of bladder cancer by 63 percent, Canadian researchers say. The findings, published March 30 in The BMJ, stem from an analysis of nearly 146,000 patients treated between 2000 and 2013.

    The data also showed that bladder cancer risk increases if Actos is used for more than two years, or if someone takes more than 28,000 milligrams over the course of their lives.

    The overall risk is small, however. Still, "the more you accumulate the drug into your system, the higher the risk," said senior researcher Laurent Azoulay, an associate professor of oncology at McGill University in Montreal.


    Read more: http://www.newsmax.com/Health/Health-News/diabetes-drug-Actos-bladder-cancer-risk/2016/03/31/id/721694/


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