Takeda Expressed Concerns about Actos-Cancer Risk in 2003

actos lawsuit californiaBy Jeffrey Nadrich

Jeff Nadrich is an Actos attorney based in Los Angeles California, with more than 25 years of experience successfully defending personal injury clients. If you or someone you love has experienced bladder cancer as a result of Actos use, call us today at 1-800-718-4658. You may be entitled to compensation.

Takeda Pharmaceuticals is under scrutiny once again, this time as court filings have revealed that the company may have known about the Actos / bladder cancer risk back in 2003. According to an attorney’s filing in the Superior Court of Los Angeles, Takeda secretly surveyed 12 doctors back in 2003, asking if they would provide patients with a drug while knowing that the side effects could be fatal. This revelation is just the latest bit of bad news for Takeda.

The survey found “a bladder cancer warning would destroy the sales of Takeda’s most important drug,” according to the attorney’s for plaintiff Jack Cooper, who developed bladder cancer after taking Actos. Los Angeles jurors are set to hear Cooper’s beginning on February 19th in the first Actos case to go trial. The multidistrict litigation is being handled in L.A.

Takeda remains defiant. In response to the controversy, the company released an official statement. “Takeda has actively worked with regulators, physicians and outside medical experts to make sure health-care providers were informed and could make the most educated treatment decisions. That was the case in 2003 and still is the case today.”

But the company’s actions suggest otherwise. The FDA has warned consumers about the link between Actos and bladder cancer, and this latest revelation raises the suspicion that Takeda may have known about the link more than a decade ago. The company recently secured FDA approval for a new diabetes drug, Nesina, and although it has fared well in its initial trials, it is still yet to be seen whether Nesina proves to be a viable alternative.

Have you or someone you love experienced heart failure of bladder cancer after taking Actos for an extended period of time? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. Call the affordable 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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