Takeda found not liable in latest diabetes drug lawsuit

Takeda Pharmaceuticals (TKPHF, TKPYY) yesterday was found not liable for the bladder cancer of two women who used its Actos diabetes medication, as a Nevada jury agreed with the company that the drug did not cause the women’s disease.

A jury last month ordered Takeda and partner Eli Lilly (LLY) to pay more than $9B in damages to a plaintiff - Takeda is appealing the verdict - but the company has won the other five cases that have gone to trial over Actos' alleged link to bladder cancer.

Takeda still faces claims by more than 7,000 plaintiffs.

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