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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...]

Alzheimer’s Might Be a Type of Diabetes

Brown University researcher Suzanne de la Monte showed a distinct link between Alzheimer’s and insulin resistance, a characteristic of diabetes. De la Monte studied rats who were fed a compound that prevented their brains from using insulin, and she discovered that they could not learn mazes or remember previous skills. She said, "They were … [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...]

Generic Version of Actos Approved for Market by the FDA

On Friday, August 17th, the FDA approved generic pioglitazone, which the highly controversial Actos is based on. The drug company approved to manufacture the generic drug is Mylan Pharmaceuticals, based in Morgantown, West Virginia. Meanwhile, the FDA is being sued by Watson Pharmaceuticals for the rights to the generic version of Actos. In … [Read more...]

Drug Manufacturer Watson Sues FDA Over Generic Actos Release

Watson Pharmaceuticals has filed a lawsuit against the FDA for denying shared exclusivity, despite the fact that the drug company followed all the FDA’s requirements. Watson planned to release the generic version of Takeda Pharmaceutical’s controversial Actos drug on August 17th. In 2010, Watson got approval to market the generic pioglitazone … [Read more...]

Actos Increases Bladder Cancer Risk Compared to Different Class of Diabetes Drugs

A new study released earlier this month, and published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, found that thiazolidinedione (TZD) drugs like Actos were more likely to cause bladder cancer than a different class of drugs called sulfonylurea drugs. Patients who took TZD drugs were two to three times more likely to develop bladder cancer than … [Read more...]

Latest Actos Lawsuit from Quebec, Canada

The latest in a slew of lawsuits against Takeda Pharmaceuticals was issued July 31st, from Quebec. The suit includes Takeda’s affiliates Eli Lilly. Mr. Jimmy Whyte, a 64-year-old retiree in Kahnawake, QU, was prescribed Actos to treat his Type 2 diabetes in 2008. In April of this year, he was diagnosed with bladder cancer. Mr. Whyte and his … [Read more...]

Actos Bellwether Cases Scheduled for MDL 2299

Presiding Judge Rebecca Doherty has issued a detailed schedule for proceedings in the Actos Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) 2299. Bellwether trials, which are typical in MDLs, are early trials designed by both parties to gauge the juries’ reactions to evidence. The trials picked as bellwether cases normally represent egregious cases. Attorneys … [Read more...]

10,000 Lawsuits: Actos Injury Filing in Multidistrict Litigation 2299 Streamlined

Judge Rebecca Doherty signed a Direct Filing Order in April that allows any plaintiff to add their lawsuit directly to Actos Multidistrict Litigation 2299. In December 2011, a federal Judicial Panel consolidated several Actos lawsuits under one federal court, in Lafayette, Louisiana. The Honorable Rebecca Doherty is presiding over the … [Read more...]

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