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Takeda Offers $2.2 Billion Actos Injury Settlement

Takeda Pharmaceuticals Offers to Settle Remaining Actos Injury Lawsuits for $2.2 Billion Japanese drug maker Takeda Pharmaceuticals announced that it has offered a settlement of $2.2 billion to end the remaining 8,000 lawsuits involving Actos injuries in the US. Actos was approved for sale in the United States in 1999, with sales peaking in 2011, … [Read more...]

Along with Bladder Cancer, Actos Can Also Cause Bone Fractures

Women Who Took Actos for Diabetes More Susceptible to Bone Fractures Takeda Pharmaceuticals’ Type 2 diabetes drug, Actos, has been the focus of hundreds of personal injury lawsuits for at least two years. The lawsuits were combined into one multidistrict litigation, MDL 2299, in the court of Louisiana (Lafayette) – the Honorable Rebecca Doherty … [Read more...]

Video Games Can Help Promote Lifestyle Changes, Prevent Use of Dangerous Drugs like Actos

Recent studies into the therapeutic use of video games show that games can be used to promote a more active lifestyle, teach about self-care, empower patients to be more active in their treatment, and even build connections in the brain. These benefits can help patients, in the long-term, stay away from dangerous drugs like Actos and Avandia. The … [Read more...]

Actos Litigation Will Use New Predictive Coding to Sort Documents

The multidistrict litigation (MDL) against Takeda Pharmaceuticals and their Type 2 diabetes drug, Actos, is taking an interesting step forward with some technological help. The MDL was originally formed to help consolidate several similar cases against Takeda Pharmaceuticals, which allege that their drug Actos led to bladder cancer. Several … [Read more...]

Scottish Study Shows Overdose Drug Helps Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

A study from researchers at the University of the Highlands and Islands shows that a drug used to reverse paracetamol overdose could help prevent blood clots in patients with Type 2 diabetes. Professor Ian Megson, at the University’s Department of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Science, studied the drug N-acetylcysteine’s effect on platelets, which … [Read more...]

Plaintiff Blames Actos for Husband’s Death

In October 2011, Thomas Harber died because he developed bladder cancer. His wife,Nancy, is now filing a lawsuit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals for producing andmarketing Actos, which she alleges caused her husband’s cancer. The lawsuit was filed August 10th, and moved into the multidistrict litigation against Actos in the US District Court in … [Read more...]

Bobby Brown’s Wife Doing Great After Seizure Related to Diabetes, but Not From Actos

Over Labor Day Weekend, Alicia Etheredge-Brown, the wife of singer Bobby Brown, was hospitalized after a seizure. According to reports, her collapse was related to diabetes, which she was diagnosed with while pregnant with their son Cassius. Her collapse was not reported to be related to any medications she is on, and she is not reported to be on … [Read more...]

Women At Greater Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

A recent study of diabetes and job stress showed that women who were micromanaged were at greater risk of developing Type 2 diabetes than their male counterparts. However, job stress is not the only thing that increases professional women’s risk of diabetes. Peter Smith, lead author of the nine-year study by researchers at the Institute for Work … [Read more...]

Skip Generic Actos, for Health and Legal Reasons

Earlier this month, despite numerous lawsuits against Takeda Pharmaceuticals Actos, the FDA approved pioglitazone – the generic name for Actos – for market in the United States. Now, watchdog group Consumer Reports says the “bargain” should be avoided. For one thing, Consumer Reports points out, the generic version will not currently save patients … [Read more...]

Diabetes Studies Show Lifestyle Changes More Effective than Actos

The generic version of Actos – pioglitazone – has been approved by the FDA for market in the United States. The FDA’s approval comes despite more and more lawsuits against Takeda Pharmaceuticals, manufacturers of brand-name Actos, which allege that the company either knew or should have known about the harmful side effects of their drug before … [Read more...]

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