Former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner David Kessler told a Philadelphia jury that the warning labels on the blood thinner Xarelto did not give consumers or their doctors enough information about the risk of significant bleeding events using the drug posed. “They did not adequately notify physicians that some patients are at higher risk than other,” he said. “That’s what I believe.” Kessler testified for plaintiff Lynn Hartman during the first bellwether involving Xarelto side effects to go to trial in Philadelphia. Hartman sued Xarelto makers Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer claiming the drug caused her to ... Read More
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