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FDA Rejects Xarelto Again

FDA Rejects Xarelto Again

The FDA has rejected the manufacturers of the drug Xarelto, also known as Rivaroxaban, for the approval of using the drug to reduce stent thrombosis and to prevent stroke and death in patients suffering from acute coronary syndrome. Despite the attempt of the manufacturers to gather requested data to support the use of the drug for acute coronary syndrome, the FDA panel could not approve the drug for this use. The FDA has previously rejected the manufacturers, Johnson and Johnson and Bayer, for these same applications of the drug.

The rejection comes in the midst of the manufacturers being the center of several lawsuits over the side effects from the use of Xarelto. Over twenty lawsuits have been recently consolidated against Bayer and Johnson and Johnson. Xarelto is an anticoagulant and on the surface appears to be a better option than other blood thinners, such as Warfarin. Warfarin requires the user to undergo blood tests and diet restrictions, whereas Xarelto does not require such changes. However, Warfarin has an antidote to reverse the thinning of the blood if bleeding occurs and Xarelto has no antidote.

Xarelto is being marketed for the convenience of the drug and little warnings are being issued regarding its' side effects. Defendants have experienced uncontrollable bleeding, brain hemorrhaging, internal bleeding, and death. If you have suffered serious side effects, or have lost a loved one who was prescribed Xarelto, you may be entitled to compensation and should contact a Xarelto lawsuit attorney.

The skilled St. Louis personal injury lawyers at Meyerkord & Meyerkord are dedicated professionals with over 100 years of combined experience in drug liability cases, and are ready to serve you. Our personal injury attorneys are licensed in Missouri and Illinois. We have logged thousands of hours on the phone with insurance companies and recovered millions of dollars for medical bills, pain and suffering, and property damage. Likewise, when represented by Meyerkord & Meyerkord, you will receive the personal attention and excellent service that you deserve while we work tirelessly for you to get you the financial compensation you deserve. Please contact us today for a free consultation at (314) 300-3000 or (800) 391-4318.


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