Medtronic said about 1,000 people have sued the company over its bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) product, Infuse, and that many more lawsuits may be coming.
Months after historic floods hit Marseilles, IL, the word that strikes us about this community is resilience. There is no other way to describe a community that works so hard to help neighbors dig out from damages suffered during the floods so they can go back to the life they knew as proud community members of Marseilles, a small town with a prime location on the Illinois River.
Several options should be made available to make sure that all patients that use Pradaxa are safe. In most advanced countries, in addition to the available 150 mg strength, there’s a 110 mg dose available, and recommended for use in patients age 80 and over and those with risk factors. Furthermore, a blood test called the Hemoclot thrombin inhibitor kit assay can help identify the 10% of patients with extremely high blood levels of Pradaxa that are at greatest risk.