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Hi, my name is Seth Katz, and I'm a shareholder here at Burg Simpson.
I'm here to talk to you today about the drug Pradaxa.
Pradaxa is a blood thinner manufactured by a German company known as Boehringer
Boehringer brought Pradaxa to the U.S. to fill a need they created through its
marketing program as a drug of convenience. There are other, safer
blood thinners that have been on the market for fifty to sixty years and what
Boehringer wanted was for people who were using those products to switch to
in order to generate revenue for the company.
The one problem that they didn't tell people
Pradaxa has no known reversal agent.
What does that mean?
Well, that means that if you start to bleed while taking Pradaxa - whether you cut
yourself in the kitchen,
whether you cut yourself shaving,
or Pradaxa has its own ability to cause internal bleeding,
you won't stop bleeding until you get to the hospital.
Please, if you've got any questions about Pradaxa, call me, Seth Katz, here
at Burg Simpson in the office.