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February 22, 2016. Category: Unsafe Drugs

Xarelto Clinical Trials Suspected of Using Defective Blood Clot Devices

Xarelto, a popular prescription alternative to the blood thinner Coumadin (warfarin), is once again at the center of controversy. Recently, the British Medical Journal published a report alleging that faulty devices were used to test blood clotting levels in one particular Xarelto clinical trial. Clinical trials are used to gain approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in order to place a drug on the market.

The results of the "ROCKET-AF" clinical study concluded that Xarelto and warfarin had comparable effectiveness, and comparable rates of excessive bleeding. However, the clinical trial data may have been unreliable and misled researchers and the FDA as to the effectiveness and safety of Xarelto. The ROCKET-AF clinical trial is now under investigation and review by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) while Bayer continues to stand by the Xarelto clinical trial results.

If the clinical trials are found to be defective, then plaintiffs may have new claims against Bayer. Depending on the impact of any identified defects in the blood clotting device, the FDA may issue further warnings and guidelines about Xarelto. These latest developments may reveal that Bayer has failed patients on numerous grounds.

Xarelto Injuries & Complications

Xarelto is particularly dangerous because unlike other blood thinners, it does not have an emergency antidote to stop uncontrollable bleeding. Xarelto has been linked to serious bleeding events, including:

  • Strokes
  • Brain hemorrhage
  • Sudden aneurisms
  • Fatal bleeding
  • Bleeding in the eyes

Contact a Xarelto Attorney in Tampa Today

The evidence against Xarelto continues to be uncovered and the injuries caused by the blood thinner may continue. If you or a loved one has been prescribed Xarelto and suffered a serious bleeding event, please contact our firm for a free case evaluation. For nearly 30 years, the dangerous drug lawyers at our firm have represented people seriously injured by pharmaceutical and medical devices.

At Alley, Clark & Greiwe, a Tampa Xarelto attorney is prepared to assist those who have been injured by the drug. Our attorneys have a track record of successful litigation on behalf of injured patients.

To see how our firm can help you and your family, call us at (800) 840-0977 or contact us online.

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