The Consumer Justice Foundation Alerts the Public to Judge’s Order Unsealing Actos Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleging That Defendant Downplayed Risks of Actos Side Effects

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The Consumer Justice Foundation, a for-profit corporation whose Web site URL can be found at, is a team of professional consumer advocates who provide free online informational resources to consumers that relate to the potential dangers of certain prescription medications. The CJF hereby alerts the public of a recent order issued by the judge in an Actos whistleblower lawsuit that unseals the claim that alleges that Takeda Pharmaceutical, the manufacturer of Actos, downplayed the risks associated with heart failure and bladder cancer for those who were using this diabetes medication.

The Consumer Justice Foundation, a for-profit corporation whose team of consumer advocates provides free online informational resources regarding the potential dangers of certain prescription medications, hereby alerts the public of a recent ruling by the presiding judge in an Actos whistleblower lawsuit that requires the proceeding to be unsealed. This ruling will allow access to the information and evidence provided in this legal claim.

Specifically, this Actos whistleblower lawsuit is known by the court system as as U.S. ex rel. Helen Ge v. Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., 10-cv-11043, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts (Boston). The lawsuit is being overseen by US Judge F. Dennis Saylor, and he issued the order unsealing this lawsuit on February 24. The legal claim is being brought by a former employee of Takeda Pharmaceutical that alleges that Takeda attempted to influence workers to help downplay certain risks associated with the use of this diabetes medication.

Helen Ge is the named plaintiff in this Actos whistleblower lawsuit, and the plaintiff alleges that while employed as a medical reviewer by the company, executives at Takeda Pharmaceuticals attempted to direct in-house medical reviewers to change their professional opinions with regards to Actos side effects dangers including the potential for developing bladder cancer and heart failure when they began to be known by the public. Ms. Ge further alleges that when she refused to do so, she was terminated.

About the Consumer Justice Foundation    

The Consumer Justice Foundation, whose Web site can be found at, is a for-profit organization that serves two purposes for consumers: (1) to provide educational information regarding the policies and procedures of large corporations and how they affect the average consumer; and (2) to provide news updates and resources that continue to update consumers regarding developments taken by corporations that include pharmaceutical drug companies, auto manufacturers and insurance companies so that consumers who have been harmed can use these informational resources to connect to an experienced professional who can help them. The team at the Consumer Justice Foundation is staffed by experienced and passionate consumer advocates whose mission is to raise the awareness of issues that could pose a risk of harm to those who may not otherwise be aware of the dangers they face.

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