Incretin Mimetics Products
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Incretin mimetics are agents that act like incretin hormones. The drugs mimic the incretin hormones that are naturally produced by the body to stimulate the release of insulin. Incretin mimetics are normally prescribed to treat patients with type 2 diabetes because they improve blood sugar control and function as appetite suppressants.
However, incretin mimetics have also been linked to dangerous and life-threatening medical conditions, including pancreatic cancer. If you’ve been harmed by these medications, contact the St. Louis product liability lawyers at The Simon Law Firm, P.C. We can evaluate your case, consult with medical experts, and negotiate with corporate insurance companies on your behalf. With our help, you can hold the negligent company responsible for their product and secure damages that facilitate your physical and financial recovery.
The FDA Investigation
On March 13, 2013, the FDA issued a safety communication investigative report of possible increased risk of pancreatitis and pre-cancerous findings of the pancreas from incretin mimetic drugs for type 2 diabetes.
Incretin mimetics products have been linked to:
- Pancreatic cancer
- Increased risk of pancreatitis
- Increased development of subclinical inflammation of the pancreas
- Development of neuroendocrine tumors
- Thyroid cancer
Incretin mimetics product claims were consolidated in 2013, in MDL 2452 located in the Southern District of California. In November 2015, a preemption summary judgment was granted in the incretin mimetic MDL, which essentially dismissed 749 pending cases within the MDL at the time. Plaintiffs appealed, and the judgment was reversed on December 2017 by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Incretin mimetics products include:
- Janumet XR
- Kombiglyze XR
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If you or a loved one has suffered from the side effects commonly associated with the use of an incretin mimetics product, you may be eligible to file a claim against the manufacturer. Let The Simon Law Firm, P.C. and our product liability attorneys in St. Louis manage your case on your behalf. Our legal team has decades of combined legal experience managing difficult, challenging, and high-stakes cases. Our passion and dedication have enabled us to secure more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements since our founding in 2000.
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