Actos (Pioglitazone)Controlling Type II Diabetes
Actos is a drug that helps control blood sugar level for people with Type II Diabetes. Long-term use of the drug, however, has been associated with bladder cancer, congestive heart failure (CHF), heart attacks, and additional side-effects. Lawsuits have been filed against Takeda Pharmaceutical claiming that the company did not warn the public of the potential dangers of the drug.
What is Actos?
Actos is an anti-diabetic drug used to help control high blood sugar in patients with Type II Diabetes. The drug works by helping to restore the body’s proper response to insulin thereby lowering blood sugar levels. It is not used for treatment of Type I Diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis.
Most frequent Actos reactions
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates over-the-counter and prescription drugs in the United States, including biological therapeutics and generic drugs. This work covers more than just medicines. For example, fluoride toothpaste, antiperspirants, dandruff shampoos and sunscreens are all considered drugs.
An adverse event is submitted to the FDA to report any undesirable experience associated with the use of a medical product in a patient. For drugs, this includes serious drug side effects, product use errors, product quality problems, and therapeutic failures for prescription or over-the-counter medicines and medicines administered to hospital patients or at outpatient infusion centers.
Regarding more information related to Actos, please check out this link to the FDA website.
Current Actos Lawsuits
In April 2015, Takeda Pharamceuticals agreed to settle nearly 5,000 federal lawsuits and thousands of state cases related to the side-effects of Actos for $2.37 billion. As part of one of the largest pharmaceutical settlements in U.S. history, each person who filed received upwards of $275,000. If you or a loved one has suffered side-effects related to Actos, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit or join a class action lawsuit against Actos.