Actos is a medication designed to improve blood sugar (glucose) levels in adults with Type 2 Diabetes. The generic name is pioglitazone hydrochloride. It was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in the late 1990s.

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Actos belongs to a class of drugs known as thiazolidinediones. According to the Mayo Clinic, Actos works to lower the amount of sugar in your blood by making your tissues more sensitive to insulin. Insulin is a hormone that regulates the absorption of sugar into your cells.

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Paul Pennock practice group Co-Chair for Defective Drugs and Devices

For two decades, Mr. Pennock has been chair of one Weitz & Luxenberg’s national litigation practice groups.He is directly responsible for leading a large national litigation department covering all aspects of litigation — from inception through…

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Jonathan Sedgh defective drugs and devices law expert

Jonathan M. Sedgh is an associate attorney in our Drugs & Medical Devices Litigation group. He is intimately involved in lawsuits against makers of pharmaceuticals, equipment and implants purporting to be safe for consumers when,…

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