FDA Finds Pradaxa Linked to Lower Stroke, Brain Hemorrhage Risk

May 13, 2014 10:17 PM

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A Food and Drug Administration analysis released Tuesday found the blood thinner Pradaxa was better at avoiding strokes and brain hemorrhage than a decades-old alternative, though it was linked to more stomach bleeding.

The findings help alleviate some safety concerns about Pradaxa, a drug from Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH. But the bleeding risk has been the subject of thousands of lawsuits, and the study doesn’t eliminate existing concerns about that risk.

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