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MDL Panel Considering Consolidation of Actos Lawsuits

October 20, 2011—The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation is considering a petition to consolidate all federal Actos cases before a single judge. The request, initially made by attorneys representing Actos victims, asked that all federal cases be transferred to the Southern District of Illinois.

Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of Actos, agrees that the Actos bladder cancer lawsuits should be consolidated for coordinated pretrial management, but proposes the cases proceed in either the Northern District of Illinois or Western District of Illinois.

MDL proceedings resemble class action lawsuits and allow for the efficient resolution of large numbers of cases involving similar issues. If the MDL is established, every federal case will be transferred to the selected venue. Actos lawsuits filed in state courts would be unaffected by the move.

A hearing has been scheduled for December 1, 2011 to consider the motion to consolidate Actos bladder cancer lawsuits.

Actos Increases Risk of Eye Disease, Blindness

June 26, 2011—A study presented at the annual meeting for the American Diabetes Association concluded that patients taking Actos are at a significantly increased risk for developing diabetic macular edema, a serious eye disease that can lead to blindness.

The study involved more than 100,000 people and found that Actos patients were up to six times more likely to develop the eye disease. The results come less than two weeks after the FDA announced a connection between Actos and bladder cancer.


Ongoing Study Links Actos to Bladder Cancer

June 16, 2011—The FDA warned Actos patients that long-term use of the drug may be associated with bladder cancer. An ongoing study has revealed that people taking the drug for more than one year have an increased risk of developing bladder cancer. The FDA announcement came just days after Germany and France banned sale of the drug.

The FDA has been monitoring Actos for this risk since September 2010 and will continue assessing the safety of the drug.

What You Should Do

Your Health

If you have taken Actos and you are concerned about your health, promptly consult your physician for an evaluation.

Your Legal Rights

If you have suffered side effects after taking Actos, you may be entitled to compensation. You should act immediately to contact a lawyer experienced in matters involving dangerous pharmaceuticals.

Our Actos Lawyers Can Help

O'Steen & Harrison, PLC is handling legal claims on behalf of those harmed by Actos. We invite you to contact us for a free, confidential consultation about your legal rights.

We represent patients throughout the United States. We can help you, too, wherever you live.

For free answers to your questions about how our lawyers can help if you have been harmed by Actos, please call us toll-free at 1-800-883-8888 or complete this online contact form.

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Attorney for Actos Patients Encourages Users to Consult Their Physicians About Alternative Drugs
Jonathan V. O'Steen • November 3, 2011
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Phoenix Attorney Jonathan O’Steen is encouraging all users of the type 2 diabetes drug Actos (pioglitazone) to consult their physicians about the advisability of switching to other effective drugs that do not pose the serious risks that have been associated with Actos.