Drug giant Takeda Pharmaceuticals is the target of several lawsuits filed by loved ones of people who have died of bladder cancer. The injured parties had been taking Actos, a type-2 diabetes drug.
Actos comes loaded with a boatload of side-effects including: mental distress, displeasure, body impairments and a one-way ticket to a hole six-feet in the underground.
Turns out that Takeda had been holding out on some information. Actos was linked to bladder cancer in humans, a knowledge kept secret by Takeda for over ten years. The drug went through its fair share of controversy overseas…the sales of Actos was suspended in both France and Germany when a link verified its cancerous side-effects. Now the same evidence is hitting the states; a study has proven that patients taking the drug for over a year had a 40% higher risk of developing bladder issues!
Victims are hiring personal injury lawyers left and right. In California alone, the Actos bladder cancer lawsuits are numbering up to over a 100, with cases in Philadelphia and Arizona now in the 50s.
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