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Issues Regarding Januvia

The risks regarding the type 2 diabetes drug, Januvia, are now considered to be significant. Diabetes itself is the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States – it therefore comes as no surprise that the global market for diabetic drugs is over $41 billion dollars. Januvia was developed to control blood sugar when used in conjunction with diet and exercise and works by inhibiting the DPP-4 enzyme which break down the hormones that tell the pancreas to produce more insulin and the liver to produce less blood sugar.

Januvia was approved by the FDA in 2006, yet by 2009 the FDA had received 88 post-marketing cases of acute pancreatitis. A study published in Gastroenterology in 2011 linked Januvia to an increased risk of both pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer—one of the deadliest forms of cancer. Another study placed the risk of developing pancreatitis at 2.7 times higher among Januvia users and the risk of pancreatitis at 6 times higher among those taking Januvia.

Preserving Your Januvia Claim and Protecting Your Right to File Your Januvia Case

Sullo & Sullo, LLP can protect your claim regarding injuries you have suffered from Januvia. Our highly experienced attorneys will discuss the specifics of your case with you, giving you the necessary information you will need should you decide to pursue a case against Merck & Co. We will never advocate the filing of a lawsuit unless we truly believe it is in your best interests. If you are entitled to a Januvia settlement as a result of harm suffered from the drug you believed was safe, we will handle every aspect of your case.

While the law limits the amount of time you have to file potential lawsuits, should you place your case in the hands of our knowledgeable lawyers we will work fervently to make sure that all deadlines are met in a timely manner. Should you miss the deadline for filing your Januvia case, all hope may not be lost; we will explore every option available to try and get you compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages and the pain and suffering you have undergone due to taking a drug which may not have been fully tested to ensure its safety.

The Januvia Statute of Limitations

Although the statute of limitations varies from state to state, most states—including Texas—operate under a two-year statute for product liability cases. Some states have a three-year statute and a few have a four-or-five-year statute. It can be tricky to determine just when a statute of limitations begins to run. In the case of a recall it can be clearer, but Januvia has not yet been recalled even though the FDA has asked Merck to engage in further testing of the drug and has increased the requirements for warnings on the drug label itself. Our Sullo & Sullo lawyers will take the time to comprehensively explain when the statute began in your particular case and will advise and counsel you on how best to move forward with your Januvia Lawsuit. Having solid, reputable, zealous Januvia legal representation is crucial to the outcome of your lawsuit and we offer all those qualities and more.

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Recent Articles & Publications

June 28, 2013
Recent reports in the JAMA Internal Medicine indicate that patients taking Januvia are at a higher risk of developing pancreatitis when compared with those taking other Type...

June 24, 2013
A relatively new class of drugs known as sitagliptin includes the brand name Januvia and is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Januvia—along with others in the same...

June 17, 2013
As more time passes, it appears more people are coming forward to say they have been harmed by a drug they believed to be safe—in this case, Januvia.  Januvia, manufactured...