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Agreement reached to settle ACTOS product liability lawsuits

May 2, 2015

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited has agreed to pay up to $2.4 billion to resolve the majority of ACTOS product liability lawsuits pending against it and its wholly-owned subsidiary Takeda Pharmaceutical, U.S.A., according to a company press release.  

In the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014, Takeda will take a $2.7 billion charge against earnings in order to cover the settlement and costs associated with defending remaining cases and other related litigation.

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Experts from ABMS, ABIM discuss role of MOC at ACP Internal Medicine Meeting

May 2, 2015
BOSTON — Today at the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting, experts from the American Board of Medical Specialties and the American Board of Internal Medicine, discussed…
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Obesity: A threat to public health that requires appropriate treatment

May 2, 2015
BOSTON — Experts at the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting urged physicians to recognize obesity as a disease state, especially as it becomes more prevalent in the…

Top 5 online endocrine stories from April

May 1, 2015
Endocrine Today has put together a compilation of the five news stories most viewed from April 2015 to keep you abreast of the current hot topics in endocrinology…

Risks, rewards increase for older transgender adults

May 1, 2015
When Olympic gold medalist and reality star Bruce Jenner came out as transgender in a high-profile television interview, a national audience was able to put a well-known…
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Assessing Cornerstones for Successful Weight Loss

Assessing Cornerstones for Successful Weight Loss: Building a Foundation that Really Works

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., US Region and Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc.

Obesity has increased dramatically in the past 2 decades and is now considered a health care epidemic in the United…
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VIDEO: Diet and lifestyle changes are key to managing PCOS

VIDEO: Diet and lifestyle changes are key to managing PCOS

April 27, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — Angela Grassi, MS, RD, LDN, founder of the PCOS Nutrition Center in Philadelphia, explains that…
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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 2 Obesity Forum 2014 Highlights

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 2
Obesity Forum 2014 Highlights

This activity is supported by educational grants from Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., US Region and Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc; Eisai, Inc.; Novo Nordisk; Vivus, Inc.

Management of obesity is complex, factoring in psychological, environmental, and physiologic causes. Treatment options…
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