Fourteen people have filed a personal injury lawsuit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals alleging the its diabetes drug Actos (pioglitazone) caused them to develop bladder cancer. The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, also names Takeda’s subsidiaries and Eli Lilly, which helped the Japan-based drugmaker market the blockbuster drug. According to the plaintiffs’ lawyers, the former Actos users claim the drug promoted the growth of bladder cancer and a number of related complications, including “permanent, severe and debilitating injuries, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.” As a result of the injuries allegedly brought about by Takeda’s “negligence, fraud and malice,” the ... Read More
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