Posts Tagged 'Actos side effects'

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.

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Judge allows company to sell generic Actos

A U.S. District Judge has allowed a company to begin immediately selling generic Actos, despite resistance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Watson Pharmaceuticals will begin marketing the generic version of the top-selling type II diabetes drug Actos, which has come under fire for health concerns.

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Watson Can Sell Generic Actos Now, U.S. Judge Rules

Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. may begin immediately marketing a generic version of Takeda (4502) Pharmaceutical Inc.’s diabetes drug Actos, a federal judge ruled, handing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration a defeat. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington today overturned an FDA decision that kept Watson from joining a period of shared exclusivity granted to the companies that are first to file for the right to market generic versions of branded drugs.

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Consumer Reports warns against generic version of Actos

Consumer Reports has warned readers against using a generic version of Actos recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The consumer awareness organization recommends that patients ask their doctors if using the brand-name diabetes drug Actos or its new generic equivalent is necessary, and recommends it only for patients who have no other options.

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Actos may increase risk of macular edema

Type II diabetes drug Actos may substantially increase the risk of macular edema, according to new research published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The risk of developing the eye condition was 230% greater up to 10 years after use among patients taking the diabetes medication.

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Doctor warns of pharmaceutical company influence on data in new book

A prominent doctor and former Secretary of the British Association for Psychopharmacology warns of pharmaceutical companies manipulating data in a new book called “Pharmageddon.” Dr. David Healy argues in the book that companies like GlaxoSmithKline and Takeda Pharmaceuticals outsource clinical trials and hide data from health agencies.

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Actos doubles bladder cancer risk, British study finds

A new study has confirmed that the diabetes medication Actos doubles the risk of developing bladder cancer among people who use the drug for at least two years. The Canadian study was published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and included more than 115,000 diabetes patients that were treated between 1988 and 2009.

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