Navigation Links
Approval of Safer Alternative to Pradaxa Delayed by FDA
Date:6/26/2012

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 26, 2012

The Pradaxa Resource Center, a patient advocacy group, is alerting patients who have suffered internal bleeding after taking the drug Pradaxa that the release of a safer alternative to the drug has been delayed by an FDA decision.

For now, anyone who has suffered internal bleeding after taking Pradaxa is encouraged to speak with their doctor about their options and to a lawyer about their legal rights as soon as possible.

Pradaxa is an anticoagulant medication prescribed to patients with atrial fibrillation in order to prevent strokes. The Wall Street Journal reported on April 24, 2012, that the drug already reached the $1 billion blockbuster sales mark for the 12-month period ending in February.

Unfortunately, several reports have identified risks with the drug. The FDA warned on December 7, 2011 that it was looking into the safety of Pradaxa after receiving higher than expected reports of injury or death. Most recently, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices reported on June 6, 2012 that Pradaxa led all other medications in 2011 for number of death and bleeding reports to the FDA.

Now, Reuters has reported on June 25th that the FDA is delaying the approval of Eliquis, a rival anticoagulant to Pradaxa developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and Pfizer Inc. According to the article, the new drug will be marketed as a safer alternative to Warfarin since many cardiologists are no longer comfortable prescribing Pradaxa.

Due to the number of people affected by Pradaxa internal bleeding, lawyers have asked that the large number of expected lawsuits be consolidated into one central federal court. The Pradaxa lawsuit is known as Case MDL No. 2385 IN RE: Pradaxa Product Liability Litigation, Southern District of Illinois.

The Pradaxa Resource Center believes that the consolidation of Pradaxa lawsuits into one court will expedite the litigation process and help victims share in valuable evidence. However, due to the specialized nature of these federal MDL cases, only certain lawyers can help.

Anyone affected by Pradaxa side effects is urged to speak with a lawyer about their legal options. The Pradaxa Resource center works only with lawyers who are already handling Pradaxa lawsuits.

For more information on the research, warnings, pradaxa side effects and legal options relating to the drug Pradaxa, or to speak with a lawyer, visit http://www.Pradaxa-lawsuits.org.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/pradaxa/bleeding-lawsuits/prweb9640132.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. U.S. Bests Canada, Europe in Drug Approvals
2. Tafamidis: Approval denotes proven added benefit
3. Human factors researcher pushes for safer gas fireplaces
4. Safer Grilling Methods Might Cut Cancer Risk
5. Planting the right messages may make farms safer
6. OHSU Oregon National Primate Research Center develops new, safer method for making vaccines
7. Safer kidney cancer surgery under-used for poorer, sicker Medicare, Medicaid patients
8. Less-Invasive Surgery for Esophageal Cancer Might Be Safer
9. Study Supports Value of Sigmoidoscopy, an Alternative to Colonoscopy
10. Procedure gives patients with A-fib who cant take blood thinners alternative to reduce stroke
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/22/2017)... ... 2017 , ... An inventor from Columbia, S.C., wants to offer people with ... damaged in a firework accident, so she couldn’t grip a pen properly," he said. ... then designed and created a prototype for the HELPEN HAND, a special pen that ...
(Date:5/22/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... May 22, 2017 , ... Faithfully following ... a body squatted, stretched, jumped, toned and shaped through fitness programs. It carries on ... of course, finished off with an irresistible, radiant smile. CDA has found ...
(Date:5/21/2017)... ... May 19, 2017 , ... Chris Cornell, 52, was found dead on the night of Wednesday, ... most respected lead singers in the rock industry would take his own life, but the ... investigates how mental illness played a role in the death of Chris Cornell . ...
(Date:5/21/2017)... , ... May 20, 2017 , ... ... corporate text designs created specifically for use in Final Cut Pro X. The ... all media productions. Pixel Film Studios’ ProParagraph Corporate will deliver a professional and ...
(Date:5/21/2017)... ... ... Florida Pain Relief Group, a division of Physician Partners of America (PPOA), ... Ave., Melbourne, on Monday, May 22. Initially the clinic will be supervised by Physician ... operates 23 pain management clinics in Florida and the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas metro area, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/10/2017)... , May 10, 2017 CSSi, the ... for the clinical research industry, is proud to announce ... . The new website features both enriched content and ... experience and enhances the company,s already well-established position as ... "After many months of hard work, ...
(Date:5/8/2017)... 2017 MACRA replaces the outdated sustainable ... service reimbursement. Black Book Research crowdsource-surveyed 8,845 physician practices ... The Market for MIPS Compliance Technology is Booming ... with 3 or more clinicians seek to buy Merit-Based ... the magnitude of the changes, the hunt is on ...
(Date:5/4/2017)... -- Fortuna Fix Inc. (" Fortuna "), a private, clinical-stage ... the need for embryonic and fetal stem cells by using ... Fortuna announced today the launch of its ... MD, PhD; Father Kevin FitzGerald , S.J., PhD; Col. ... James Giordano , PhD. "We are excited and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: