Call Today for a FREE Confidential Case Review - Toll-Free 24/7 (866) 920-0753

Lawyers Call Xarelto Dosing Studies “Science Fair Project”

Lawyers Call Xarelto Dosing Studies “Science Fair Project”

July 6, 2016 — With around 7,000 Xarelto lawsuits now filed and trials set for February, lawyers representing victims are wasting no time in ripping apart the studies Janssen Pharmaceuticals used to justify once-daily dosing.

Janssen conducted two Phase II clinical trials to compare once-daily dosing of Xarelto with twice-daily dosing. The drug-maker concluded that once-daily dosing was more appropriate.

The Pennsylvania Record talked to an attorney who compared the studies to “elementary school science fair projects” and said the dosing recommendations were based on marketing — not safety.

“Once-a-day (dosing) is better for marketing, but marketing doesn’t trump basic biology. It’s not hard to see how those kinds of fluctuations can both increase the risk of bleeding when concentrations are high and make the drug less effective for preventing clots when the concentrations are low.”

Xarelto is a powerful blood-thinning medication that prevents blood clots, but also increases a patient’s risk of bleeding. Unlike the blood-thinner warfarin, Xarelto is only taken once a day. That was a major selling point when Xarelto hit the market in 2011.

The problem with once-daily dosing is that a patient experiences massive fluctuations in blood-concentrations of the drug over 24 hours. At the “peak,” they are more likely to bleed. At the “trough,” they are more likely to experience blood clots. If a patient forgets to take their pill, they rapidly lose protection against blood clots.

Janssen Pharmaceuticals is now facing about 850 Xarelto lawsuits in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. Another 6,000 lawsuits are pending in a federal Multi-District Litigation (MDL No. 2592) in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The first trials are scheduled to begin in February.

Do I have a Xarelto Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Xarelto induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with severe bleeding, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Attention Lawyers: We consider a referral from another law firm to be one of the greatest compliments. If your firm is interested in referring us a case or for us to send you a list of previous award judgments and/or average referral fees, please visit the Lawyer Referral section of our website.

Free Case Evaluation

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading plaintiff’s law firms and handles cases in all 50 states. We are very proud of our legal achievements, but equally self-respecting of our firms reputation for providing personal attention to each and every client we represent.

No matter what type of case you have, you may contact us with confidence by filling out the email contact form below or calling us directly by dialing toll free 24 hrs/day (866) 920-0753.

*
*
*