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Punitive Damage Award Against Actos Manufacturer Significantly Reduced by Judge

November 14, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Actos Lawsuit   |   0 Comments

Earlier this year, jurors in Lafayette, Louisiana, concluded that Takeda and Eli Lilly intentionally withheld the significant health risks linked to the diabetes prescription drug, Actos. The Louisiana jury awarded $9 billion in punitive damages. However, the judge recently ruled, on October 27th, 2014, that this amount was excessive and reduced the punitive damage award to $36.8 million. […]

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Actos Whistle Blower Lawsuit Dismissed

A whistle-blower lawsuit filed by a former Takeda employee has been dismissed, according to Drug Watch. Dr. Helen Ge filed suit in 2010, arguing that Takeda officials had intentionally failed to report the dangerous side effects Actos to the FDA. Ge also alleged that Takeda “intentionally misrepresented and altered the descriptions of adverse events in […]

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TX Woman Files Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit

November 15, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Actos Attorney,Actos Bladder Cancer,Actos Lawsuit   |   0 Comments

A Texas woman his filed an Actos lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, claiming that she took the drug to treat her type 2 diabetes, completely unaware of the bladder cancer risk. Justine Zapalac seeks to hold Takeda Pharmaceuticals—the manufacturer of Actos—responsible for the injuries that she sustained as a result of […]

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Do You Know the Dangerous Side Effects of Actos?

Actos is used for the treatment and management of type 2 diabetes, but the Actos side effects can often be worse than the condition treated. Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of Actos, faces numerous lawsuits which allege that the company intentionally covered up critical facts about important side effects, including congestive heart failure, liver problems and […]

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Actos and Bladder Cancer – Lawsuits Continue to Mount

The evidence linking the type 2 diabetes drug Actos to bladder cancer continues to mount, and many Actos users suffering from the disease are taking action by filing lawsuits against Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly, the manufacturers of Actos. Actos (pioglitazone) is used along with diet and exercise—and sometimes other drugs—to keep type 2 diabetes […]

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New Bladder Cancer Lawsuit

October 04, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Actos Attorney,Actos Lawsuit   |   0 Comments

Another Actos lawsuit was filed on August 31, 2012. In this case, an individual started taking Actos in 2008. In November 2010, the individual was diagnosed with bladder cancer and continued taking the drug.  Then, the individual learned in June 2011 that there was a  connection between Actos use and an increased risk of bladder […]

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Consumer Reports Urges Consumers to Stay Away From Actos

September 24, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Actos Lawsuit,Actos Litigation,Actos Side Effects   |   0 Comments

Consumer Reports has recently reported that diabetic patients should avoid using Actos, unless other options have not worked. There are concerns regarding Actos use due to the increased risk for developing bladder cancer among patients that have used Actos.   side effects users of this prescription have experienced. While the FDA has issued warnings about Actos, […]

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New Study Reaffirms Link Between Actos and Bladder Cancer

The diabetes drug Actos has been linked to instances of bladder cancer in several studies, and it appears that the evidence of this link is mounting even more. Health Day now reports that a new study, published in the July 3rd issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal, reaffirms this link and indicates that Actos […]

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Actos and Avandia Linked to Vision Problems

June 19, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Actos Attorney,Actos Lawsuit,Actos Litigation,Actos Side Effects   |   0 Comments

British researchers are reporting that popular thiazolidinediones like Actos and Avandia may contribute to problems with eyesight. These drugs both have sordid histories, with Avandia being linked to elevated risk of heart attack, and Actos being linked to bladder cancer. These latest findings only exacerbate the controversies surrounding these drugs. Actos and Avandia are used […]

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Early Detection is Key in Treating Actos Bladder Cancer

It’s important that Actos users be able to recognize the symptoms of bladder cancer. The Type 2 diabetes drug Actos (pioglitazone) has been linked to an increased risk of certain complications, including bladder cancer. The key to treating bladder cancer successfully is catching the disease early and it’s important for Actos users to be able […]

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