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VTE Risk in NuvaRing (Updated)

On May 10, 2012, the British Medical Journal published a new follow-up study by Dr. Øjvind Lidegaard entitled “Venous Thrombosis in Users of Non-Oral Hormonal Contraception: Follow-Up Study, Denmark 2001-10.” Øjvind Lidegaard et al., Venous Thrombosis in Users of Non-Oral Hormonal Contraception: Follow-Up Study, Denmark 2001-10, 344 BRIT. MED. J. 2990 (2012), available at http://www.bmj.com/highwire/filestream/583967/field_highwire_article_pdf/0.pdf. […]

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Pradaxa Study RE-LY Not So Reliable

Recent journal articles have questioned the reliability of the Randomized Evaluation of Long-Term Anticoagulant Therapy (“RE-LY”) study, which gave dabigatran, also known as Pradaxa, its footing in the Atrial Fibrillation (“AF” or “A. Fib”) market. Coleman et al., Effect of Pharmacological Therapies for Stroke Prevention on Major Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation, 66 […]

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Pradaxa Cases Filed

Eight cases have been filed by individuals for personal injuries against Defendants Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation, Boehringer Ingelheim USA Corporation, and Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., the manufacturers of Pradaxa. Pradaxa is a direct thrombin inhibitor that is indicated to reduce the risk of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with non-valvular atrial […]

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VTE Risk in NuvaRing

On May 10, 2012, the British Medical Journal published Dr. Lidegaard’s “Venous thrombosis in users of non-oral hormonal contraception: follow-up study, Denmark 2001-10” which concludes “use of transdermal patches and vaginal rings conferred incidence rates of 9.7 and 7.8 confirmed venous thromboses per 10 000 exposure years, and relative risks of 7.9 and 6.5 compared […]

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Pradaxa Injuries

Pradaxa® (dabigatran) was approved by the FDA in 2010 as an anticoagulant for reducing the risk of stroke in patients with non-valvular Atrial fibrillation (AF or A-fib). Since approval, Pradaxa has been linked to several deaths and reports of severe bleeding. In December 2011, the FDA began a formal investigation into reports of Pradaxa injuries […]

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