Commonly known for the prescription medication Pioglitazone, Actos is a medication used to treat Type II Diabetes by increasing the body’s sensitivity to insulin in order to regulate blood sugar levels. Despite numerous risk and side-effect warnings, the medication was approved and prescribed to countless patients. However, in June 2011, the United States FDA announced that Pioglitazone when used for more than one year can cause an increased risk in bladder cancer, a risk that was then added to the Warnings and Precautions section of the label. If you or a loved one has taken Fosamax, then you are at risk, too! Contact Howard Law today for a free consultation.