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Blood Thinning Medication

PRADAXA VS. WARFARIN: BETTER OR JUST MORE COSTLY?

Is Pradaxa, the first alternative to the original blood thinner warfarin, worth its $3000 a year price tag, or is it just as risky as the $200 a year warfarin?  The number of Pradaxa injuries leading to lawsuits would indicate that the new drug isn’t a step forward for patients at all. The FDA approved…..

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JAMA STATES THAT FDA TOO QUICK TO APPROVE PRADAXA

Is the FDA’s push to approve drugs more quickly costing too much in the way of patient safety?  According to an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association by two drug-safety experts, the answer is yes. They cite three drugs, including the controversial blood thinner Pradaxa, that were approved in an accelerated…..

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Tagged Blood Thinning Medication, Pradaxa, FDA, Caprelsa, Fingolimod, JAMA,