Victoza, a type 2 diabetes medication, was developed by Novo Nordisk to assist in the regulation of blood sugar levels. Administration of this drug enables patients to create more insulin while simultaneously using it more effectively. Of particular concern, however, are studies linking Victoza and pancreatic cancer, thyroid cancer, kidney failure, and pancreatitis.
Free Victoza Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was injured by Victoza, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What is Victoza?
Novo Nordisk released Victoza on January 25, 2010, shortly after it was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat type 2 diabetes. It works by stimulating the pancreas to make more insulin. With increased insulin production, diabetic patients are able to regulate blood sugar levels.
What is the problem?
Victoza has proven benefits in the regulation of blood-sugar levels, but there is increasing concern about long-term side effects like pancreatic cancer and thyroid cancer. Our lawyers are concerned that patients may not be fully informed of the risk.
Victoza lawsuits are currently evaluating the link between this drug and the following complications:
- Pancreatic cancer
- Thyroid cancer
- Pancreatitis (pancreatic inflammation)
- Hemorrhagic and necrotizing pancreatitis
- And more
FDA Victoza Warning for Pancreatitis and Thyroid Cancer
June 13, 2011 – FDA Warning for Thyroid Cancer — Victoza shown to cause dose and duration-dependent thyroid C-cell tumors at clinically relevant exposures in both genders of rats and mice. There were also more cases of pancreatitis in patients treated with Victoza than in patients treated with comparators. Chronic pancreatitis (pancreatic inflammation) is a known risk-factor for pancreatic cancer.
FDA Warning for Pancreatic Cancer
March 18, 2014 – FDA Warning for Pancreatic Cancer — Patients treated with diabetes drugs in the incretin mimetic class (Januvia and Byetta) developed pre-cancerous pancreatic growths. Researchers autopsied 8 pancreases; three of them had micro-adenomas and one had a neuroendocrine tumor. The pancreases were also 40% larger than normal.
Do I Have a Victoza Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Drug Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Victoza lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Victoza injury and death lawsuits.
Free Victoza Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one has been injured by Victoza, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Victoza lawsuit and we can help.