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Actos Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Latest Scheduling Order in Actos Bladder Cancer Litigation
Date:2/24/2013

from Bloomberg.com, court filings in that case show Takeda Pharmaceuticals secretly surveyed a dozen doctors in 2003 to see if they would use a diabetes drug with their patients that carried a warning about the potential for bladder cancer. Plaintiff’s attorneys assert the survey found that “a bladder cancer warning would destroy the sales of Takeda’s most important drug.”**(Cooper v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., CGC-12-518535, California Superior Court (Los Angeles))

After the FDA mandated the Actos label change in June 2011, a number of additional studies confirmed the link between long-term use of the drug and bladder cancer. Most recently, a study published in the British Diabetic Association journal, “Diabetic Medicine,” found that the risk of bladder cancer was significantly higher in patients using Actos compared with control groups.****

Actos users who developed bladder cancer may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Learn more about filing an Actos bladder cancer lawsuit by visiting Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website, http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/. For additional information, contact a lawyer at Bernstein Liebhard LLP today at (877) 779-1414.

*lawd.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/UPLOADS/11-md-2299.021913.Scheduling.Order.PBP.pdf
** fda.gov/drugs/drugsafety/ucm259150.htm
***bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-15/takeda-worried-about-actos-s-cancer-link-filing-shows.html
**** ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23350856

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