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Jury Rules Takeda Failed to Properly Warn a Patient and his Doctor Regarding Risks of Ingesting Diabetes Drug Actos; Parker Waichman LLP Responds
Date:9/27/2013

New York, New York (PRWEB) September 27, 2013

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective drugs, notes that, according to a Sept. 26 BloombergBusinessweek report, a Baltimore, Maryland-based jury has ruled that Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. failed to properly warn a patient and his doctor about the risks associated with the company’s Actos diabetes drug (An v. Nieberlein, 24-C12003565, Circuit Court for the City of Baltimore, State of Maryland). Jurors took over six hours during a two-day span before finding against Asia’s largest drug maker and holding it partially liable for the cancer death of the Plaintiff, BloombergBusinessweek reported, adding that the jury also ordered Takeda to pay damages of more than $1.7 million.

A Sept. 4 Bloomberg report disclosed that by 2005, Takeda officials had to have known that clinical studies were indicating the existence of links between Actos and cancer, but the company still failed to issue a warning. Six years would pass before the outfit spoke up about the risks associated with its diabetes drug. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which approved Actos, has been warning about Actos’s dangers since 2011. On Aug. 4 of that year, the agency issued a safety communication detailing the fact that anyone treated with Actos for more than a year faced a considerably larger ris
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