Court Testimony Reaffirms Bladder Cancer Actos Link

bladder cancer actosBy Jeffrey Nadrich

Jeff Nadrich is a national Actos attorney with more than 25 years of experience successfully defending clients. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with bladder cancer or experienced other Actos side effects, call us today at 1-800-718-4658. You may be entitled to compensation.

The first trial against Asian drug giant Takeda Pharmaceuticals is still underway, with more than 3,000 other trials set to follow. This case has brought to light numerous damning allegations against Takeda and its popular diabetes drug Actos, and one of the most controversial is the claim that Takeda knew about the link as far back as 2005.

A new Injury Lawyer News article points to internal company emails now being used as evidence in court. The emails reveal that company officials were aware of a bladder cancer link at least as early as 2005 (and some reports even say 2003), but knowingly opted to conceal the link and place profits ahead of patients. The outcome of this lawsuit will likely set a precedent for the 3,000 that are still in waiting.

Actos was first approved for blood sugar management in 1999, and has since become the most popular diabetes drug in the world. In 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an official warning to the public.

” The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing the public that use of the diabetes medication Actos (pioglitazone) for more than one year may be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer,” says the official statement. “This safety information is based on FDA’s review of data from a planned five-year interim analysis of an ongoing, ten-year epidemiological study, described in FDA’s September 2010 ongoing safety review.”

Sales for Actos have declined sharply following the FDA warning, and it appears that Takeda is now phasing out the drug altogether. The company recently secured FDA approval for a new diabetes drug called Nesina, after initial trials proved promising. Only time will tell how effective — and how safe — the new drug actually is. In the meantime, the company certainly has its hands full with Actos lawsuits.

Have you or someone you love been diagnosed with bladder cancer after taking the diabetes drug Actos? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. Call the national Actos attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen today to discuss your case and receive a free consultation from one of our qualified representatives. You must act quickly, though. In order to gather the proper evidence, we must begin our investigation as quickly as possible.

We are contingency lawyers, and we don’t charge you any money if we don’t win your case. So don’t suffer alone any longer. Call us at 1-800-718-4658.

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