Journal raises concern about blood-thinning drug

July 24, 2014 1:10 AM

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Journal raises concern about blood-thinning drug

A medical journal raised concerns Wednesday about a blood-thinning drug widely used by people at risk of stroke, accusing its manufacturer of concealing safety data and regulators of laxness.

A key selling point of the drug known as Dabigatran or Pradaxa was that it required no blood-level monitoring, as does competitor warfarin.

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