Like other products in the new generation of anticoagulant drugs, Eliquis has no reversal available. That is, there is no antidote for Eliquis if the defective blood-thinner drug causes horrifying side effects, such as uncontrolled bleeding.
Not only that, but Eliquis’ makers and peddlers, Pfizer Inc. and Bristol-Myers Squibb, haven’t bothered to alert potential users of this potentially fatal hazard to their drug. Instead, they go on selling Eliquis and reaping profits, while innocent Americans suffer.
Get a Defective Drug Attorney
Are you outraged by this? Have you had enough? And has someone in your family suffered an Eliquis side effects injury such as uncontrolled bleeding? Then know this: You can get a defective drug attorney to fight back and claim your legal rights, and you can get that attorney from the Willis Law Firm.
Notify our defective drug lawyers today about your case, and we’ll quickly provide you with a free legal evaluation. You may be entitled to significant financial payments for your Eliquis drug injury losses, such as your medical bills, your lost salary and your pain, suffering and mental anguish.
New Blood Thinners Lack Antidotes
Eliquis, Xarelto and Pradaxa are all new generation blood thinners which lack antidotes in case something goes wrong. Conversely, blood-thinning drug warfarin, which has been preventing blood clots for over half a century, has an antidote in the form of high doses of Vitamin K, which can negate warfarin’s effects in the event of a serious side effect.
Like the other new generation blood thinners mentioned, Eliquis has no such antidote. Physicians are hard-pressed to treat terrible Eliquis side effects injuries when the defective blood thinner causes harm.
Tests are underway to find antidotes for Eliquis, Pradaxa and Xarelto. Tragically, big pharmaceutical companies didn’t bother finding such antidotes before unleashing their drugs on an unsuspecting public. As a result, some victims have suffered, even to the point of death.
No Antidote May Mean an Eliquis Lawsuit
Having no antidote may mean an Eliquis lawsuit for families of victims of this defective drug. Such a defective drug lawsuit can be provided by the Willis Law Firm. Giant drug-making companies must be held accountable for their failure to protect users of their drugs.
Get in touch with our law firm today, and get a free legal review of your case, in which you can explore your prospects for a successful Eliquis lawsuit.
In the meantime, Eliquis’ makers are belatedly exploring the means of reversing their drug with an antidote.
Eliquis Antidote Research
Indeed, Eliquis antidote research is well underway, as is antidote research for competitors’ Pradaxa and Xarelto. They all want an antidote to reverse their drugs’ dangerous side effects if needed.
In late 2014, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer Inc., makers of Eliquis, received positive data on a reversal medication for Eliquis being developed by Portola Pharma and known as andexanet alfa. It reportedly was tolerated well by participants in trial studies.
Approval is now being sought from the Food and Drug Administration for being an antidote, perhaps by late 2015.
Meanwhile, Bayer and Johnson & Johnson — which make Xarelto — and Germany’s Boehringer Ingelheim — which makes Pradaxa — also are searching for antidotes to their defective blood-thinning drugs.
Reportedly, Pradaxa already has lost some of its market share due to safety concerns. Big pharmaceutical companies may not mind profiting from drugs which cause harmful side effects, but when news that safety issues deflate their market, they get busy.
It’s believed that many reports of severe if not fatal bleeding have allowed Xarelto to claim the largest share of the market for such drugs.
No Antidote Yet for Eliquis
Yet there’s no antidote yet for Eliquis or other new anticoagulants, which means their users can be subject to severe if not fatal injuries.
In fact, a study published in the summer of 2014 in the Journal of Neurosurgery said this about oral anticoagulants (OACs) such as Eliquis: “Despite their convenience, efficacy and lower (brain bleed) risk, a major limitation of the targeted OACs is that there is currently no specific antidote for any of the agents.”
If someone in your family suffered in this way, notify a defective drug attorney with the Willis Law Firm. An Eliquis lawyer can fight for your rights to payments for your injury losses due to this defective drug.