With Pradaxa Lawsuit Mounting, A Recently Published Study Indicates the FDA Received More Complaints About the Blood Thinner Pradaxa Than Any Other Prescription Drug Over a Two Year Period
As Pradaxa Lawsuits continue to be filed, lawyers at Wright & Schulte LLC are reviewing the findings of a recently released study found the blood thinner Pradaxa to be the most complained about prescription drug in the United States. This Pradaxa study was conducted by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), a non-profit organization that closely monitors adverse effects reports filed with the FDA. According to the ISMP study, the FDA received more complaints about Pradaxa than it did about any other prescription medication in 2011 and 2012.
According to the ISMP’s findings, since Pradaxa received FDA approval in 2010, the FDA has received 1,158 reports of Pradaxa deaths and 12,494 reports of serious Pradaxa injuries in the U.S. These 13,652 adverse Pradaxa reports officially make Pradaxa the most complained about prescription medication in the U.S., according to the ISMP.
[http://www2.wxyz.com/web/wxyz/money/consumer/pradaxa-lawsuit, February 25, 2014]
The study does not come as a surprise to Wright & Schulte LLC after recent news from Reuters has reported the number of Pradaxa lawsuits filed against Boehringer has reached over 2,000. The Pradaxa litigation is currently in U.S. courts and most complaint allege the anti-coagulant drug caused patients to suffer severe internal bleeding and hemorrhaging.
According to Reuters, Pradaxa has been prescribed to patients living with atrial fibrillation and was intended to decrease these patients’ risk of blood clots and stroke, but further reports people using Pradaxa suffering severe hemorrhaging after taking Pradaxa have been the basis of not only thousands of lawsuits filed against Boehringer but also of thousands of adverse effects reports filed with the FDA, according to Reuters.
[http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/02/13/us-boehringer-pradaxa-idUKBREA1C0PW20140213, February 13, 2014]
While reports of Pradaxa injuries and deaths continue to accumulate with the FDA and a growing number of Pradaxa lawsuits are filed against Boehringer, other information about what this manufacturer allegedly knew when it came to the risks associated with Pradaxa have also recently come to light.
According to court documents, in February 2014 a court order was issued in the ongoing Pradaxa multidistrict litigation (MDL 2385) in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois to make some internal Boehringer documents a central focus of the litigation. These documents, which included some internal company emails, allegedly revealed that Boehringer knew that conducting regular blood tests on patients taking Pradaxa could reduce the risk of bleeding but that the company chose not to highlight this fact because it was afraid that it would hurt drug sales.
As Tom Moore, a senior scientist for the ISMP, has pointed out, “there was an opportunity to make [Pradaxa] safer; instead, it appears the commercial instincts to sell more drugs won out.”
[http://www2.wxyz.com/web/wxyz/money/consumer/pradaxa-lawsuit, February 2014]
Wright & Schulte, LLC focuses on defending the rights of those who have suffered severe injuries after using dangerous medications. Our skilled attorneys are experienced at successfully going up against large corporations and are currently investigating claims on behalf of people who suffered serious Pradaxa complications, like severe hemorrhaging. We encourage those who believe that they have been injured due to the use of Pradaxa to speak with our knowledgeable lawyers by visiting yourlegalhelp.com or by calling 1-800-399-0795.
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