Eliquis and Uncontrolled Bleeding
Eliquis (apixaban) is a blood thinner that has been linked with uncontrollable bleeding injuries. With other anticoagulant drugs, such as warfarin, bleeding was easy to stem by using vitamin K. However, there is no known way to reverse the anticoagulant effect of Eliquis, leading to life-threatening consequences. Other injuries from Eliquis include rectal bleeding, intestinal bleeding and brain hemorrhaging.
According to a recent report, a senior clinical site manager altered source records to cover up evidence of good clinical practice violations in Eliquis drug trials. These violations eventually led FDA investigators to question data from 24 of the 36 trials sites in China.
There are additional claims of dispensing errors which occurred during Eliquis testing trials. These claims raised concerns about how such errors affected study outcomes and about the overall quality of monitoring and oversight of the drug trials.
Eliquis is commonly prescribed to help reduce the risk of stroke due to atrial fibrillation. It is a very similar drug to Xarelto. We are currently investigating injuries caused by Eliquis and Xarelto. We have already filed suits for several Xarelto related injuries. If you or someone you know has been injured by Eliquis or Xarelto, contact us today online or by telephone at (888) 260-0473 to speak with an experienced New York dangerous drugs liability law firm.