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Actos® , is a drug manufactured by Takeda Chemical Industries and co-marketed in the United States by Eli Lilly Pharmaceuticals. Actos® is used to control type-2 diabetes in patients whose condition is not adequately controlled by diet and exercise alone. It belongs to a class of drugs called Thiazolidinedione drugs, which work to lower blood glucose levels and increase the body’s sensitivity to insulin. A patient’s drug regimen may also include insulin or other medications in addition to those containing pioglitazone. Actos® has been favored for its once-a-day dose and its success with controlling blood sugar.


In June 2011, the FDA required a change to be made to the Actos® label indicating a significant (40%) increased risk of bladder cancer for those who take this drug for more than one year. This announcement was based on the FDA’s review of an ongoing, ten-year study. The FDA also recommended that medical professionals not prescribe Actos® to patients with bladder cancer or with a prior history of bladder cancer.

Results also surfaced from a study conducted in France, which linked Actos® use with an increased risk of bladder cancer. As a result, use of Actos® has been suspended in France, and Germany has advised doctors not to start any more patients on Actos®.

In September 2010, the FDA announced that makers of Actos® provided data after five years of the study that suggests there may be a risk of bladder cancer from Actos®. According to the study, if a patient has taken Actos® for more than 24 months, they may be at an increased risk of Bladder Cancer.


In the summer of 2011 the first lawsuits were filed against Actos® manufacturer Takeda Pharmaceuticals, blaming the diabetes drug for instances of bladder cancer. Victims are suing for financial compensation,for the cost of hospital bills and loss of income, as well as physical and emotional suffering.


We believe that if you or someone you love have suffered from a side effect or been injured by Actos® you should be fairly compensated for your damages. Men, women, children and their families have had life-changing experiences as a result of these injuries. Damages can include:

  • Medical Bills
  • Permanent Injuries
  • Emotional Suffering
  • Loss in the Quality of Life
  • Potential Risk of Future Medical Complications
  • Increased Health Insurance Costs
  • Lost Wages

Due to both the alleged acts and failure to act on the part of the large drug companies that manufacture Actos® many people who have suffered side effects were unaware of these risks. The Roberts Law Firm, P. C. would like to assist you in pursuing compensation for your injury or the injury of a loved one. We are currently evaluating claims on behalf of those who were prescribed Actos® and who may have suffered injury. We are representing injured parties on a contingent fee basis which means that there are no legal fees owed unless you are awarded compensation for your injury. For a free, no obligation case review please call 866-585-4570 toll free or fill out our online contact form.  We will contact you to answer any of your questions. If you or a loved one has been injured after using Actos® , The Roberts Law Firm, P.C. may be able to help.

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Your specific situation will depend on the facts specific to your situation many of which cannot be known simply by reading this website. You should clearly understand that the information provided in this website is generalized and may vary greatly depending on the specific nature of your factual issues. The material on this website is not intended to be legal advice but as information.

The Roberts Law Firm, P.C. does not intend, by this web site or otherwise, to provide medical advice to or dissuade anyone from taking medication without their doctors’ approval. Please consult your doctor on matters relating to your health. It could be dangerous to stop taking medicines, especially abruptly. Patients should talk to their physicians to decide whether the benefits and risks of taking Actos® make it the right choice for them.

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