Category Archive for: ‘Actos’

Actos Bladder Cancer Plaintiffs Win $8M from California Jury

A woman who lost her husband to bladder cancer has been awarded a total of $8 million in damages by a California jury who, after eight days of deliberation, ruled that Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the maker of Actos) failed to properly warn the public about the risk of bladder cancer when taking the diabetes drug Actos. This Actos bladder cancer …

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First Actos Trial Now Beginning

Jury selection starts today in the first trial against Takeda alleging the diabetes drug Actos caused bladder cancer.  There are more than 3,000 similar claims pending.  The Plaintiff, Jack Cooper, is suffering with bladder cancer and alleges that Takeda’s U. S. unit didn’t adequlately warn potential patients that Actos could cause the disease.  The FDA flagged the risk in a …

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Actos: Whistleblower says Takeda Hid Evidence of Bladder Cancer

A lawsuit filed by a physician who worked under contract for Takeda, the maunufacturer of Actos, a diabetes medication, alleges that the pharmaceutical company failed to accurately report cases of bladder cancer. The lawsuit was filed by Dr. Helen Ge who also asserts in the lawsuit that Takeda failed to report all cases of heart failure to the FDA. She …

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ACTOS MDL Established

On December 29, 2011 the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) established MDL No. 2299 for all federal claims alleging injury caused by the diabetes drug Actos.  Actos, manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals America Inc., is the tenth best-selling medication in the U.S. and has been found to increase the risk of developing bladder cancer in patients who have taken  Actos …

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