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FDA safety alert: Pradaxa may cause blood clots on mechanical heart valves

If you have a mechanical prosthetic heart valve, the FDA is warning patients not to use Pradaxa to treat atrial fibrillation. In fact, the FDA says that Pradaxa should not be used in patients who have atrial fibrillation caused by heart valve problems.

No antidote for bleeding makes Pradaxa a 'truly defective drug'

As Jef Feeley and Margaret Cronin Fisk report for Bloomberg Businessweek, hundreds of patients who suffered bad side effects from taking Pradaxa to prevent a stroke have sued drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim, which has made more than $1 billion in sales off Pradaxa since bringing the drug to market.

Can you trust studies about drug safety associated with drug makers?

Watch out for studies testing the safety of pharmaceutical drugs when the studies are associated with the drug maker. In Sue Hughes's report on, a study conducted by Trinity Partners Consultants found that Pradaxa was better than warfarin when it came to "persistence rates."

Health care journalist accuses drug maker of 'disease mongering'

The cold remedy Zicam has come under Gary Schwitzer's crosshairs on MedPageToday, in an article in which he lambasts Matrixx Initiatives for the marketing and advertising methods it uses in selling Zicam.

'Therapeutic range' very important for patients on blood thinners Coumadin, Pradaxa

Patients with atrial fibrillation are at increased risk of stroke from blood clots. In order to manage that risk, doctors might use a blood thinner like Coumadin, which has been on the market for decades. Or they might use Pradaxa, which has just recently arrived on the market.

About the FDA's 'black box' warning for prescription drugs

The black-box warning is that big, bold warning seen on the packaging or instruction sheet of drugs like the blood thinner Pradaxa (dabigatran) and the diabetes drug Actos (pioglitazone), both of which are known to cause serious side effects in some patients.

Pradaxa defective drug lawsuits starting to take off

According to the American Bar Association Journal, lawyers have filed exactly 131 cases against Boehringer Ingelheim, the global drug maker based in Germany, and one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. These suits allege that Boehringer Ingelheim's drug Pradaxa is a defective drug that has caused serious injuries and deaths among patients.

FDA lists symptoms of warning signs when taking Pradaxa

In its report, the Food and Drug Administration advises not to stop taking Pradaxa without first consulting your health care provider, but it also alerts people to the fact the FDA is investigating "serious bleeding events" in patients who are taking the blood thinner. Pradaxa is used to prevent strokes with heart rhythm problems (specifically, atrial fibrillation).

Dr. Sanjay Gupta suggests mistake of 'ignorance' contributes to patient deaths

Sanjay Gupta, writing an opinion piece in the New York Times, suggests reasons why so many medical mistakes are said to occur in the nation. Gupta cites an estimate of roughly 200,000 patient deaths from medical mistakes every year, which would make it one of the leading causes of death.

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