Takeda named in suits over use of Actos

Actos lawyerThree couples have filed lawsuits that claim Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, the manufacturer of Actos, hid the fact that the drug has been associated with a risk of cancer.

The three men involved in the suit claim to have taken Actos daily as a part of their type-2 diabetes treatment given to them by their doctor. It took several years for the men learned of the association between the blood-sugar lowering medication and increased risk of developing bladder cancer.

According to the complaint, all three men involved in the lawsuit have been diagnosed with bladder cancer since taking Actos.