Takeda’s Actos diabetes drug tied to cancer, jury is told

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. (4502), Asia’s biggest drugmaker, hid the cancer risks of its Actos drug to protect billions in sales, a jury was told in the first of more than 3,000 lawsuits over the diabetes medication to go to trial. Jurors may begin deliberating as early as today over whether Takeda should be held liable for failing to properly warn patients and their doctors that Actos could cause bladder cancer.

Read more about the Actos bladder cancer lawsuits…

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