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Florida man files Xarelto side effects lawsuit


Gregory Dunn, of Miami, Fla., is the latest person to file a lawsuit against the makers of Xarelto claiming the blood thinner caused him life threatening internal bleeding. Dunn filed his lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Johnson & Johnson, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Bayer, and their related companies alleging they violated the Consumer Protection Law and failed to adequately warn doctors and patients about Xarelto side effects. Dunn claims he started using Xarelto on July 23, 2013, and continued to use it through Aug. 29, 2014. On Sept. 5, 2014, he suffered gastrointestinal bleeding, ... Read More

Man sues Xarelto makers over bleeding side effects


Austin Foster, of Illinois, is suing the makers of the popular blood thinner Xarelto, claiming the medication caused him to bleed internally, putting his life at serious risk. Foster’s complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana and names Johnson & Johnson, its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Bayer Healthcare, and their related companies. The lawsuit alleges the companies violated Consumer Protection Laws by not accurately researching the medication to identify potential risks and failing to warn the of bleeding risks and the need for dose adjustments. Xarelto was approved by the Food and Drug Administration ... Read More

Xarelto sales expected to remain strong despite bleeding risks


Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer’s Xarelto reigns as the king of blood thinners in sales in the United States and Europe. In the U.S., Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer’s Eliquis is gaining on Xarelto, but analysts say Xarelto should remain tops in the UK until 2022, at which point the medication could be bringing in an estimated €2.72 billion in sales – the equivalent to $3.03 billion. Xarelto and Eliquis are in a new class of blood thinners designed as a more convenient alternative to warfarin because they have far fewer food and drug interactions. They are used to ... Read More

Pradaxa settlement may serve as guide for Xarelto lawsuits


Boehringer Ingelheim’s $600 million settlement over bleeding risks with its blood thinner Pradaxa may offer a blueprint to the hundreds of people suing Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer over similar side effects with its anticoagulant Xarelto. Pradaxa and Xarelto belong to the same class of blood thinners. Pradaxa was the first to hit the market in 2010, followed by Xarelto a year later. Both Pradaxa and Xarelto are used to prevent strokes in patients with the common heart irregularity atrial fibrillation, and to prevent or treat deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Xarelto is also used to prevent ... Read More

FDA computer glitch mislabeled information in Essure adverse event reports


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) relies on physicians, patients and caregivers to report adverse events caused by medications or medical devices. These reports can help identify public health issues and can lead to products being recalled or withdrawn from the market, or being labeled with a black box warning. While adverse event reports from all parties are welcome, those from medical professionals can provide more crucial data that can be helpful for regulators when conducting a safety review of a drug or medical device. But an investigation by the NBC New York I-Team has found that many adverse event ... Read More

NHL’s Stamkos benched due to injury, blood thinners

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Professional ice hockey center and team captain for the Tampa Bay Lightning Steven Stamkos likely won’t be playing anytime soon after suffering a blood clot last March because his treatment puts him at risk for serious bleeding risks in the event he is injured. Stamoks is lucky, though. He suffered pain and swelling in his right arm after a game against the Canadiens – something a lot of people would have dismissed – and immediately associated it with symptoms his teammate Andrei Vasilevskiy had experienced. Vasilevskiy had been diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome. The condition, which occurs when the upper ... Read More

Gynecologist grew skeptical about Essure contraceptive


Gynecologist Aileen Gariepy was growing skeptical about the birth control method Essure. She had inserted the non-surgical permanent contraceptive in dozens of women since it was approved in 2002, but the results were very different than the claims Bayer made about the device. First, the insertion process was much more difficult than advertised. It involved feeding a small, nickel alloy coil into each of the fallopian tubes. Once there, the coils work with the body to form a scar tissue barrier over several weeks, which prevents the sperm from fertilizing the egg. Unsure whether the device was working properly, many of ... Read More

Women who claimed they were harmed by contraceptive Essure want their day in court


Two women are suing Bayer claiming the company was negligent in failing to warn about complications with its permanent birth control device Essure. The women are among tens of thousands who have waged complaints against Bayer over the Essure contraceptive, and are among the first to sue the drug company. Approved for marketing since 2002, Essure remains the only non-surgical permanent birth control device on the market. It consists of two nickel alloy coils that are inserted into the fallopian tubes. Within weeks, body builds up scar tissue around the coil, forming a permanent barrier that prevents sperm from fertilizing ... Read More

Essure complications can present years after implantation


Side effects from the controversial birth control method Essure have surfaced almost immediately for some women, but for others, problems arose years later. Essure is the only non-surgical permanent birth control method on the market. It consists of nickel alloy coils that are implanted in each fallopian tube where they create a barrier that prevents sperm from reaching the egg. The implants have been associated with thousands of adverse event reports including allergic reactions, autoimmune disorders, pain, bleeding and infections. The coils can also migrate and puncture the fallopian tubes or uterine wall and perforate other organs. In February, the ... Read More

Bayer fights to dismiss mounting Mirena IUD lawsuits

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Bayer is fighting to dismiss lawsuits waged against the company over claims that its intrauterine device Mirena caused injuries that the company failed to warn doctors or patients about. The Mirena IUD is a flexible T-shaped device that is inserted into the cervix, where it releases a small amount of the hormone levonorgestrel. It is intended to prevent pregnancy for up to five years. It also is used to control heavy menstrual bleeding. About 1,200 Mirena IUD lawsuits have been filed against Bayer alleging the IUD can migrate from its intended position in the cervix and fall out of the ... Read More