Posts Tagged 'bleeding'

Here’s What You Need to Know About Xarelto Lawsuits

xarelto lawsuit information for xarelto induced bleedingExpanded Use of Xarelto was rejected by the FDA three times. In June of 2012, the Food and Drug Administration refused to approve the drug designed as a replacement for older-generation blood thinners like warfarin in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). The agency cited concerns over the manufacturers’, Johnson and Johnson and Bayer, failure to present enough information for them to accurately determine the drug’s potential impacts. The ...

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Study Shows More Than 1 in 10 Use Daily Aspirin Inappropriately

According to a study reported online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, many Americans are unnecessarily prescribed low-dose, long-term aspirin and are using it inappropriately in an attempt to prevent a first-time heart attack or stroke. The lead researcher on the study, a cardiologist at Baylor College of Medicine, says that the odds of patients suffering a first-time heart attack or stroke were not high enough to merit risking the adverse effects of ...

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Doctor says blood thinner carries risks

In a column in the Spokesman-Review out of Washington, Dr. Anthony L. Komaroff, M.D., answers a letter-writer’s question about the blood-thinner Pradaxa.

The letter-writer says his wife has atrial fibrillation, and her medication was recently changed from warfarin to Pradaxa. He wants to know if she’s right in claiming that the medicine is just as effective, although it requires fewer tests.

Komaroff writes that technically, Pradaxa is just as effective in preventing blood clots. But Pradaxa presents some risks that warfarin, the ...

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Blood thinner approval has competitors ‘on their toes’

A report on the blog FiercePharma says the approval of blood thinner Eliquis in Europe has the manufacturers of competing medications “on their toes.”

Eliquis, from Pfizer and Bristol-Myers Squibb, was developed as an alternative to warfarin, which for decades has been the standard treatment for blood clot prevention.

But according to FiercePharma, warfarin “comes with a host of dosage-tweaking rules, plus interactions with alcohol and food, so it is difficult for ...

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FDA approves new blood thinner

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new blood thinner manufactured by Pfizer Inc. and Bristol-Myers Squibb. A Bloomberg report describes Eliquis as a “potential blockbuster heart drug.”

The Food and Drug Administration cleared Eliquis for the prevention of blood clots that develop in patients with the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation, after the manufacturers failed in two previous efforts to win approval for the drug.

It’s among a new ...

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Blood thinner approved in Japan

Regulators in Japan have approved the blood thinner Eliquis, the Japan Daily Times reports.

Eliquis is the brand name for apixaban, manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and Pfizer Inc. It’s among a new class of blood thinners meant to replace decades-old warfarin, which is effective but can be difficult to use because it requires dietary restrictions and frequent testing.

Pharmaceutical companies have been looking to warfarin alternatives as potentially profitable areas of ...

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