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Uses of Xarelto
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Uses of Xarelto

Mar 1, 2015 by

Xarelto, or rivaroxaban, is used as a blood thinner to prevent blood clots from forming that was approved by the U.S Food and Drug Administration in 2011. It is a popular medication after hip or knee replacement surgery or when an individual has irregular heartbeats to prevent strokes. The anticoagulant works by preventing blood clotting proteins from forming. The most common type of blood...

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Effects of Supreme Court Ruling on Dangerous Drugs
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An 8-year-old case that began in Pennsylvania has finally come to a conclusion as the Supreme Court issued a ruling in favor of the plaintiff, setting a precedent that could have a significant impact on how drug makers and sellers will fare in the state’s civil courts. The case Lance v. Wyeth involved popular weight loss drugs manufactured and marketed by the drug company...

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Byetta and Dangers of Pancreatitis
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People who have been using Byetta have been exposed to an even more dangerous ailment: pancreatitis. Byetta is a drug prescribed for those suffering from type-2 diabetes, the most common form of diabetes where the patient suffers because they are not able to produce insulin or are not able to process the insulin that their bodies produce. There have already been confirmed reports of...

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When Prescriptions Harm Patients
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The innovation, distribution, and sale of pharmaceuticals prove highly profitable for large pharmacy companies like Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, and Merck. A recent 2013 study featured on CBS News states that nearly seventy percent of Americans use prescription drugs. The amount of patients relying on prescription assistance, in America alone, renders pharmaceuticals one of the most lucrative business ventures worldwide. Among the most prescribed...

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