Bloomberg News is reporting that Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Asia’s largest drugmaker, is offering a $2.2 billion settlement for the 8,000 Actos lawsuits filed in state and federal courts throughout the U.S. On an individual basis, the settlement amount figures to be $275,000 per lawsuit.
As the T&T blog has reported in the past, Actos sales peaked in March 2011 at $4.5 billion and accounted for 27% of Takeda’s revenue at the time. Actos has generated more than $16 billion in sales since its 1999 release, according to court filings. Takeda now faces generic competition over the drug from Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd.
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