Boehringer Ingelheim Chief Executive Andreas Barner says he expects the drug company’s profits to rise by a “high-single-digit percentage” this year and to continue to climb in 2013 thanks to new blockbuster drugs, including the blood thinner Pradaxa. Blockbuster status is defined as generating annual sales of $1 billion or more. Pradaxa (dabigatran) is the first anticoagulant in more than five decades to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) since warfarin (Coumadin). It is indicated for the prevention of strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heartbeat that can cause strokes. Pradaxa was presented ... Read More
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