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Blue Cross, Takeda Settle Actos Cancer Claims

Law360, Boston (March 7, 2018, 8:31 PM EST) -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts and drug manufacturer Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. told a Massachusetts federal court on Wednesday they have settled dozens of claims by the insurer alleging that a link between Actos and bladder cancer was long known to Takeda, the latest in a long string of settlements involving the diabetes treatment.

In a one-page dismissal, U.S. District Judge Allison D. Burroughs ordered the suit dismissed without costs and without prejudice after being told the two sides had reached a deal. The...
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