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Woman accused of faking bladder cancer for personal gain

Posted on October 5th, 2012 No Comments

A New Jersey woman has allegedly faked bladder cancer, scamming friends and relatives out of more than $10,000. She is now being charged with theft by deception. Last February, the woman told her friends and family that she had Stage III bladder cancer and would be beginning chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Two months later, she […]

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First federal Actos trial to be held in 2014

Posted on August 6th, 2012 No Comments

The first federal trial for people who have developed bladder cancer as a result of taking Actos is scheduled for November of 2014. The trial is set to start so far in the future in part due to the sheer number of suits, and in part to give attorneys time to choose the best cases […]

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Bladder cancer clinical trial shows promise

Posted on June 27th, 2012 No Comments

A combination of chemotherapy and radiotherapy have found success in treating advanced bladder cancer during a small clinical trial held at Essex County Hospital in Cholchester, England. Between August 2001 and April 2008, the study examined 35 patients who were suffering from advanced bladder cancer. Doctors found that combining the treatments showed similar results to […]

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Actos lawsuit filed in New York

Posted on June 19th, 2012 No Comments

A new Actos lawsuit has been filed in a district court in New York. The lawsuit adds to the great deal of claims surfacing in the wake of the now-established link between Actos and its serious side effects. Actos has been shown to increase a patient’s risk of bladder cancer by more than 80%. This […]

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Takeda warns doctors of Actos’ bladder cancer risk

Posted on April 25th, 2012 No Comments

Takeda Pharmaceutical, the largest drug manufacturer in Asia, has admitted that its flagship Type 2 diabetes drug, Actos, has a risk of causing bladder cancer. Actos and other pioglitazone-containing drugs can have several serious and potentially fatal side effects. The company wrote a letter to doctors warning them of the risks that are associated with […]

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Cancer-fighting foods

Posted on April 10th, 2012 No Comments

Living a healthy lifestyle and eating a well-balanced diet full of plant food is not only beneficial for your waistline, but it can also help to lower your risk of cancer. Some foods that can help to stop cancer from growing include tomatoes, raw carrots and cruciferous vegetables. Tomatoes include lycopene that help to prevent […]

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Judge assigns 19 lawyers to oversee Actos cases

Posted on March 26th, 2012 No Comments

The judge in the Actos case has now assigned 19 plaintiff’s lawyers to help with the litigation process for the U.S. lawsuits. These lawsuits have been filed against the makers of Actos, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, and claim that the company withheld information about the medication causing an increased risk of bladder cancer. Actos, is a prescription […]

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Actos: Whistleblower in case alleges officials hid bladder cancer risks

Posted on March 12th, 2012 No Comments

A U.S. District Judge has recently made the order to unseal a whistleblower case of the former medical reviewer for Takeda Pharmaceuticals involving the failure to report bladder cancer risks from the use of the popular Type 2 diabetes medication, Actos. The whistleblower is a doctor and former safety reviewer for Takeda who worked to […]

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Takeda’s new anemia treatment in review by EMA

Posted on March 1st, 2012 No Comments

A new anemia drug developed by Takeda Pharmaceuticals has been accepted for review by the European Medicines Agency. The new drug is designed to be taken once a month for patients with anemia from chronic kidney disease and was discovered by Affymax. If approved by the EMA, Takeda will market the product solely in Europe. […]

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Federal judge moving quickly on Actos lawsuits

Posted on February 24th, 2012 No Comments

A federal judge is moving quickly on the litigation for the hundreds of lawsuits that claim that a popular diabetes drug caused patients to develop bladder cancer. Those who have already filed their lawsuits are getting closer and closer to be heard in court, but lawyers are still helping those that are just coming forward […]

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