Quoted from http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-04-16/takeda-denies-actos-bladder-cancer-link-at-first-trial
Takeda Denies Actos Bladder-Cancer Link at First Trial
By Valerie Reitman and Jef Feeley on April 16, 2013
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Asia’s biggest drugmaker, denied its Actos drug caused a California man’s bladder cancer in the first of more than 3,000 lawsuits over the diabetes medication to go to trial.
Plaintiff Jack Cooper developed bladder cancer, the fifth- most common form of cancer, as a result of factors other taking Actos, Sara Gourley, a Takeda lawyer, told a state court jury in Los Angeles today. Cooper, 79, is diabetic and a former smoker, she said.
“The evidence is not only clear, it is overwhelming, that Mr. Cooper is in the highest-risk groups, and that his bladder cancer had nothing to do with Actos,” Gourley said.