Pradaxa is Getting More Competition

In a recent post, I discussed the drug Xarelto (chemically known as rivaroxaban) and the competition this product is running to Boehringer-Ingelheim’s (BI) flagship product, Pradaxa (dabigatran). The introduction of Xarelto in the U.K., a product produced by Bayer and … Continued

Pradaxa Problem Unravels

Pradaxa Box

Authored by Ned McWilliams In the first twelve weeks Pradaxa was on the market, more than 300 serious adverse events were reported to the FDA. Within six months of hitting pharmacies and doctors’ sample cabinets, the number of adverse events … Continued

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Update

As of the date of this update, lawsuits are pending against four primary transvaginal mesh defendants: American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific, Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson) and Bard in consolidated state actions in Delaware, Boston and New Jersey. Additionally, all federal … Continued

Red Wagon Recalled

About 15,000 little red wagons were recalled by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and manufacturer Tricam Industries Inc of Eden Prairie, Minnesota for excessive levels of lead in the paint that covers the body of the wagon.The wagon is … Continued

Another Crib-related Death

After the largest crib recall in history, the third in as many years, another child is dead after slipping into the gap caused by faulty design in a Graco crib/bassinet.In this case, the child got caught between the rail of … Continued

Scared White: Kraft recalls white chocolate

While we are becoming accustomed to all combinations of food and disease scares, here’s one that seems a little odd:white chocolate and salmonella.However, that’s just the combination that spurred Kraft to initiate a recall of its Baker’s White Chocolate squares.The … Continued

Mattel Apologizes to China

Thomas Debrowski, Mattel’s executive vice president of worldwide operations, apologized to China’s quality control chief. He said, “Mattel takes full responsibility for these recalls and apologizes personally to you, the Chinese people, and all of our customers who received the … Continued