Takeda Sales Plummet Amid Actos Controversy

actos bladder cancer riskBy 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 Pharmaceutical Company, the company responsible for the troubled Actos diabetes drug, recently released its net profit report for April – December 2012, and the numbers are less than flattering. Sales have fallen by 14 percent, largely due to the controversy surrounding Actos, as well as increased research costs.

Actos use has been linked to increased risk of bladder cancer and heart failure, and thousands of victims have filed lawsuits against Takeda, alleging that the company failed to sufficiently warn the public about the risks. Actos is intended to manage blood sugar levels in individuals with type 2 diabetes, but many of these individuals are getting more than they bargained for.

In order to make up for the lost revenue, and to repair some of the damage caused by Actos, Takeda is now promoting a new diabetes drug, Nesina. This drug has fared well in clinical trials, but consumers should be aware that many dangerous drugs demonstrate positive results in their initial trials. The small sample sizes and limited research times are insufficient to give an accurate assessment of the safety of any drug. Only time will tell if Nesina proves to be a safer alternative to Actos, and Nadrich & Cohen will continue to monitor the situation.

If you currently take Actos, speak to your doctor about possible alternatives. The bladder cancer risk is serious cause for concern, and can present itself with many symptoms. The most common of these symptoms—found in as many as 9 out of 10 bladder cancer sufferers—is hematuria, a condition characterized by blood clots in the urine. Heart failure can also be fatal in Actos patients. If you experience any health irregularities, visit a doctor at once.

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 Orange County 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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