J&J and Bayer Aim to Expand XARELTO Indication Despite Current Health Risks
Johnson & Johnson and Bayer’s Xarelto is already in the lead of the new generation of anticoagulants. Recently, the drugmakers made known that they are looking to expand that market lead with new clinical trials aimed at widening the drug’s label.
Xarelto has been the focus of widespread attention […]
Increased Focus on Xarelto Injuries
Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is one of the newest blood thinners on the market and is manufactured by Bayer and marketed by Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, in the United States. The drug was approved in 2011. […]
The Game Is On – Menopausal Women a Huge Target for Antidepressant Medications
Menopausal women are a major target for drug companies and their respective antidepressant medications. In June 2013, the FDA has approved Brisdelle for hot flashes. The FDA approved the drug against the advisory panel’s recommendation. Brisdelle, manufactured by Noven Therapeutics, is an antidepressant – it is Paxil (FDA approved in 1992) with another name and a different color. […]
Iclusig Leukemia Drug: Reports of Deaths and Serious Injury
Reports of over a dozen deaths and serious injury to others from “fast track approval” drug Iclusig has prompted Ariad pharmaceutical to suspend all sales, marketing and clinical trials of the drug immediately. […]
Is Testosterone Gel Men’s Fountain of Youth or Just Another Cause for a Heart Attack?
A November 2013 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has linked the use of testosterone gels to cardiovascular injuries such as heart attacks and strokes. According to the study, veterans with a history of heart disease had a much higher risk of death, heart attack and strong after testosterone gel treatment.[…]
Johnson & Johnson Still Hiding the Ball – Will It Ever Learn?
In the recent Risperdal litigation, there is strong evidence that Johnson & Johnson (J&J) manipulated data in various studies to hide the true risk of gynecomastia (breast growth) in children.[…]
FDA Looking At Pradaxa (Dabigatran) With A Closer Eye
Since the approval of dabigatran (Pradaxa, Boehringer Ingelheim) in Europe in 2008 and in the US in 2010 there have been serious concerns about the drug’s safety. The FDA has just announced that it plans to perform a new large assessment of Pradaxa compared to warfarin.[…]