Xarelto Litigation: The Full Story

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Xarelto is the trade name of rivaroxaban, a relatively new drug used to prevent cardiovascular events and treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). Rivaroxaban first received a United States patent in 2007, and passed clinical trials for medical utilization in 2011. Bayer and Johnson & Johnson currently manufacture and distribute Xarelto. The drug is marketed in the United States by Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Most American citizens have seen commercials starring golf legend Arnold Palmer, golfer Phil Mickelson, ex-basketball star Chris Bosh, among others. Similarly, many United States citizens have seen law firms’ advertisements for Xarelto litigation. What’s wrong…

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Medication error FAQ: What You Need to Know

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Medication error FAQ According to a study from Johns Hopkins University, medication errors may possibly be the third-ranking cause of death in the Unites Sates. While there have been some that say that the Hopkins study is inaccurate, these same critics admit that such errors are indeed a significant problem. This medication error FAQ, from the law firm of Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu, & Montesi, PLC, will answer some of the questions you might have concerning this topic.Q. What is a medication error? A. The Food and Drug Administration defines a medication error as “… any preventable event that may cause…

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Xarelto: What is the drug and what do I need to know? | GKBM Law

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Xarelto is commonly used as a solution for atrial fibrillation, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and relief after hip or knee replacement. The drug is one of the most frequently prescribed blood thinners in the nation. Currently, there are more than 20 million regularly refilled Xarelto prescription in the nation. Certain patients have the opportunity to be approved for a $0 co-pay card, though this is not offered to patients enrolled in Medicare Part D or Medicaid. Uses Patients using Xarelto for atrial fibrillation are at a notably higher risk for getting blood clots in their hearts. In the worst…

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