As can be seen from the following set of drug safety alerts, Pradaxa has caused significant concern among doctors and patients since soon after it first became available for use in the US. In early December 2011 the FDA announced it would evaluate reports of bleeding in patients taking Pradaxa that have been submitted to the agency’s Adverse … [Read more...]
Defendants BMS And Pfizer Ask For Eliquis Federal Court Consolidation
On October 13, 2016 attorneys for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Pfizer Inc. filed with the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) this court document, “BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB COMPANY AND PFIZER INC.’S MOTION FOR TRANSFER OF RELATED ELIQUIS (APIXABAN) PRODUCTS LIABILITY ACTIONS FOR COORDINATED PRETRIAL PROCEEDINGS PURSUANT … [Read more...]
Warfarin vs. Eliquis, Pradaxa, Xarelto, and Savaysa: Which is Better?
There in an ongoing debate amongst medical professionals concerning the effectiveness and safety of warfarin in comparison to the non–vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs)--such as Eliquis, Xarelto, Savaysa, and Pradaxa--for patients with atrial fibrillation. According to the Healio Cardiology today article, "Merits of warfarin, newer … [Read more...]
Is Eliquis A Safe Alternative To Warfarin For Patients On Dialysis?
In this article published online by Pharmacy Times in August 2016, “Is Apixaban Safe and Effective for Patients on Hemodialysis?”, Brandon Dyson, PharmD, BCPS, who is a clinical pharmacist at an academic medical center, puts some scrutiny on Eliquis, an increasingly popular blood-thinner drug: [Eliquis (apixaban)] is the only [novel oral … [Read more...]
What’s in a Name? Debate on What to Call Novel Oral Anticoagulants
Recently, controversy has arisen over what to call the novel oral anticoagulant class of drugs, which includes Pradaxa, Xarelto, Savaysa, and Eliquis. The article "NOAC, DOAC, or TSOAC: What Should We Call Novel Oral Anticoagulants?" provides some interesting information about the different sides of this debate. Here is a list of the possible … [Read more...]
Eliquis Lawsuits Being Filed Across The Country In Increasing Numbers
It is important to know that as of September 2016 Eliquis does not currently have an FDA-approved antidote, or reversal agent, for a patient experiencing a trauma-induced bleeding event or needing emergency surgery. Eliquis (apixaban) was approved by the FDA in December 2012. These serious medical conditions have been associated with the use of … [Read more...]