MIAMI — In a report by the Miami New Times, an aggressive marketing campaign by Janssen Pharmaceutical for its drug, Xarelto, is contrasted with the thousands of lawsuits being filed against the firm on behalf of patients who suffered terrifying blood loss while taking the drug.
Marketed as a more convenient alternative to Warfarin, Xarelto reportedly recorded more than $1 billion in sales this past year. However, more than 3,400 lawsuits were filed against Janssen due to the dangerous side effects allegedly brought on by the drug.
While Wafarin-based drugs carry the same risk of massive bleeding, it can be fixed by medical attention. The bleeding caused by Xarelto however, cannot be controlled by medical attention even if immediately addressed.
This dangerous and uncontrollable side-effect has led to thousands of suits being consolidated in a Louisiana federal court to effectively combat the pharmaceutical firm.
One of the attorneys involved in the lawsuit, defined the grounds of their case as: “It’s our position that the drug never should have been approved as a once-a-day tablet.”
In response to the mounting lawsuits, Janssen argued that Xarelto has “always warned of these risks.”
However, it is argued that these risks of brain bleed from a hit in the head could prove fatal and did not carry a substantial enough warning. This is highlighted by perennial basketball all-star Chris Bosh, and his inability to play basketball while on Xarelto because the risk of uncontrollable bleeding from an in-game injury is too great.
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