Given my history, you'd expect me to keep up with news about heart problems and lawsuits, and especially lawsuits over heart problems, and you'd be right, which is how I am aware of the issues surrounding a drug called "Pradaxa."
Pradaxa was a drug prescribed around the world. It was designed to prevent blood clots in people with atrial fibrillation, and it earned the maker of the drug more than $1,000,000,000 in profits in a single year.
Pradaxa also led to internal bleeding that has killed thousands so far, according to this pradaxa recall website, and in one recent case a federal judge ruling on a pradaxa lawsuit said that people could file against the makers of Pradaxa for their losses. The FDA announced a formal investigation into Pradaxa's safety in 2011, after having gotten more than 4,000 reports of problems including a reported 542 people killed.
People who have taken Pradaxa need to consult a doctor,and click those links for more information.