Exclusive: 19 deaths linked to stroke drugs

The deaths of nineteen people in the past two years were associated with the use of blood thinners Xarelto and Pradaxa, which are mainly used to prevent stroke.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
16th March, 2014

The deaths of nineteen people in the past two years were associated with the use of blood thinners Xarelto and Pradaxa, which are mainly used to prevent stroke.

The number of deaths reported to the Irish Medicines Board (IMB) in association with these blood thinning medicines is three times higher than it is for the old standard therapy, Warfarin - even though many more patients are taking Warfarin.

Last week *The Sunday Business Post* reported...

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