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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 in the U.S. by our old friends at Johnson and Johnson (J&J), forced BI to […]

Pradaxa Problem Unravels

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 skyrocketed to more than 900, including over 100 deaths. By December 2011, the number of […]

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 cases against these four companies are consolidated in four separate MDLs in West Virginia, all […]

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 model MH 1250, and was manufactured in China.