Takeda Expert Says Smoking Key In Actos Plaintiff's Cancer

Law360, Philadelphia (September 29, 2014, 5:34 PM EDT) -- An expert witness for Takeda Pharmaceuticals Co. told a Philadelphia jury on Monday that other risk factors, including age and a history of smoking, are more likely to blame for a Pennsylvania woman's bladder cancer than the diabetes medication Actos.

Mark Schoenberg, a urologic oncologist at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University, testified that his review of medical records and scientific literature had led him to conclude that there was no significant link between Actos and instances of bladder cancer, and that plaintiff Frances Wisniewski had a number of other factors putting her at greater risk.

"In reviewing...

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