Blood Clots, Health policy, Role of information

Fishing for patient plaintiffs

My caller id revealed I received numerous calls in the past few weeks from multiple phone numbers and area codes, but all with the same name of "Xarelto Claims". ¬†Of course, I knew from the start this had to be one of those 'Have you been harmed?' law firms but as a patient advocate, I… Continue reading Fishing for patient plaintiffs

Blood Clots, Online information

Coumadin from Canada: the dark side of internet medicine

Like 4 million Americans, I take an anticoagulant drug, also known as a 'blood thinner'. Anticoagulants are used to treat and prevent blood clots in patients with thromboembolic disorders, such as atrial fibrillation and venous thromboembolism (VTE). They're also very dangerous drugs. ¬†Anticoagulants are the most common medication to cause adverse drug events, with bleeding… Continue reading Coumadin from Canada: the dark side of internet medicine

Blood Clots, Health, Health policy

When the sun doesn’t shine for patients: the glaring loophole in the Sunshine Act

There's a big loophole in the laws governing the reporting of payments by drug companies to clinicians. How it is influencing care for those taking the #1 medication causing adverse drug events.