Much has been written and analyzed about the issues surround Actos (Pioglitazone), the drug released in 1999 by Takeda Pharmaceuticals, which was supposed to help control blood sugar levels in Type 2 diabetes cases. As we have discussed previously, many people using Actos developed bladder cancer among other health complications. Since first being announced, plaintiffs have filed Actos lawsuit claims alleging a link between Actos and bladder cancer. Plaintiffs claim they were impacted by the medication and weren’t alerted to the risks.
As noted consistently, studies have yielded conflicting results regarding the risk of bladder cancer linked to the use of Actos. The Journal of the American Medical Association found there was no significantly increased risk of cancer in patients who took Actos, but researchers said they could not exclude a small increased risk. The British Medical Journal earlier this year had Actos linked to a 63 percent increased risk of bladder cancer.
Obviously the pharmaceutical giant Takeda has taken action and settled actos lawsuit claims filed by plaintiffs. Additionally, some lawsuits went to court, with juries awarding millions of dollars in damages.
If you or a loved one has taken Actos, you could be at risk for health complications including dangerous and sometimes deadly bladder cancer. You could be entitled to compensation and should consider joining the Actos lawsuit.
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