Actos Should Only Be Used as a Last Resort, Experts Say

Medical advisors with Consumer Reports are recommending that people with type 2 diabetes take Takeda's Actos (pioglitazone) only as a last resort. 

On June 15, 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that patients who took the medication for longer than a year can face a heightened risk for bladder cance.The prescription drug has also been linked to heart failure and bone fractures. 

Before the consumer magazine issued its recomendation, the FDA suggested that patients


To fully assess the risk of bladder cancer associated with Actos, Takeda is conducting a 10-year, study.

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