What is Actos?
Actos Warnings and Alerts
Actos Smoking Gun
Actos Lawsuits
Actos Whistleblower Lawsuit
Our Actos Attorneys
Our Case Results
Contact an Actos Lawyer

Bladder Cancer Information
Bladder Cancer Types
Bladder Cancer Symptoms
Bladder Cancer Treatment
Bladder Cancer Causes

Studies Link Actos to
Bladder Cancer

Medical Terms Dictionary

Report Adverse Side Effects
to FDA MedWatch

Report Adverse Side Effects
to Rxisk.org

Watch Our Video

Tell Us What
Happened to You

*Confirm Email
This field must be blank
*Describe your symptoms
Recent News

Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Verdict Reinstated
July 16, 2015

Takeda Pharmaceuticals Continues Court Ordered Search for Missing Files in Actos Bladder Cancer Litigation
October 17, 2014
Takeda and Eli Lilly Sued Over Actos Bladder Cancer Claims
September 5, 2014

We are no longer accepting Actos cases.

Takeda to Actos Reps: Don't Tell – Sell, Sell, Sell
Cooper MSJ Opp-exh-26 (2)

Exhibit 26 is a sales team power point presentation for Takeda sales reps attending an American Diabetic Association conference for health care professionals (HCPs). The 9th page of the document (p. 12 of the linked PDF file) shows a “Sales Force Verbatim” that explains what to tell physicians attending the conference about the Actos bladder cancer issue. “Please wait for HCPs to ask the question before using the verbatim. If no questions/concerns, do not discuss bladder cancer and sell, sell, sell!” 

The sales representatives were also given guidance as to what they should say if the bladder cancer issue was raised (p. 18 of the linked PDF file). Takeda offered the follow suggested patter:

Dr., [thank you for asking.] As you may be aware, in an update to its ongoing safety review the FDA has informed the public that “... use of ACTOS for more than one year may be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer. "

The implications of the document for jurors were clear. Takeda had vital information that any patient or doctor would clearly want to know. But Takeda instructed its sales force to withhold that information unless their hand was forced.

Return to Unsealed Actos Trial Documents Reveal Takeda Plan to Deceive Physicians and Consumers