Every day, people are injured by side effects of dangerous drugs. Defective drugs can lead to significant health risks including serious injury, disabilities and hospitalization. Although drugs are often recalled due to drug side effects, some pharmaceutical companies rush a product to market and aggressively promote the drug by persuading consumers to ask for the drug and convincing physicians to prescribe it.
Pioglizatone or Actos is a prescription drug of the thiazolidinedione (TZD) with hypoglycemic (antidiabetic, antihyperglycemic) action to treat diabetes. In 2008 it was the 10th best selling drug in the U.S. with sales exceeding $2.8 billion.