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Putative Class Action Seeks Recovery of Sums Paid for Actos, Says Makers Hid Risks

SACRAMENTO — A California man has filed a lawsuit in federal court against the makers of Actos, seeking damages on behalf of consumers who were allegedly lured into buying the type 2 diabetes drug via a fraudulent marketing program that hid the risk of bladder cancer.

In a May 8 complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, Frank Hernandez accuses Takeda Pharmaceuticals America Inc. and Eli Lilly & Co. of engaging in a decade-long scheme to mislead the FDA, consumers, prescribers and third-party payors into believing that Actos did not pose any significant risk ...

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