Pradaxa Manufacturer Accused of Hiding Information about its Blood Thinner

July 26, 2014 9:34 PM

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Pradaxa Manufacturer Accused of Hiding Information about its Blood Thinner

Several researchers have made some distressing discoveries regarding a widely recommended drug destined for people with heart woes, heart rhythm disorder, atrial fibrillation (which can cause chest pain, palpitations, chronic storke etc.). In 2010, the FDA approved of a new blood-thinner drug called Pradaxa (dabigatran). It was designed to prevent stroke in people with extremely high-risk. What made this new drug so successful was the fact that it does not require frequent blood tests (which warfarin, a similar, older drug, did).

A recent investigation in the BMJ has raised major concerns about this blood-thinner. The report was published on Wednesday, and it claims that the guidelines for using Pradaxa might be incorrect. It seems that the people who approved of Pradaxa did not see drug company information which shows that ...

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