Saturday, January 19, 2013

Heart problems + new drugs = you probably ought to read this post.

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.

1 comment:

Andrew Leon said...

Another one of those where the cure is worse than the disease.