Actos Current Case Information:
The Miller Firm is actively involved in Actos cases across the country and has led the charge by litigating 6 of the first 9 trials with positive jury verdicts in 5/6 trials to date. Read More about the trials below. Disclaimer: Case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any future case undertaken by the lawyer.
Facts about Actos:
Pioglitazone is a prescription drug sold as “Actos” in the United States. Actos is used for the treatment of diabetes mellitus Type 2 and can also be used for diet or exercise programs. It is not used to treat Type 1 diabetes. Actos is in a class of medications called thiazolidinediones. It works by increasing the body’s sensitivity to insulin, a natural substance that helps control blood sugar levels.
Recent studies from the FDA and other sources have shown severe negative side effects from taking Actos. If you or a loved one is taking Actos, please read on for facts about the drug and the litigation surrounding it.
- A 2005 Proactive study demonstrated a higher percentage of bladder cancer cases in patients receiving Actos.
- In 2007, the FDA requested that Actos boxes be given a black box label, the strongest FDA-requested label change that can be added to a drug, due to the risk of serious cardiovascular events caused by the drug.
- A study was released on August 24, 2010 showing that the drug was just as dangerous as Avandia in terms of increasing risks of cardiovascular events.
- On June 16, 2011, the FDA required a label change for Actos because the drug, in users using for more than a year, causes a 40% increase in the risk for bladder cancer. Bladder cancer is an aggressive cancer that affects 70,000 Americans a year, with 17,000 dying from the disease.
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The Miller Firm’s acclaimed trial team has won numerous verdicts as lead counsel from coast to coast in complex mass tort litigation. The Miller Firm tried the first Actos case in history, resulting in a plaintiff’s verdict, and has won more Actos trials than any other law firm. If you have taken Actos and have had been diagnosed with bladder cancer, call us now at 1-800-882-2525 or email us at [email protected].