Bristol-Meyers, Pfizer Hid Eliquis Risks, $10M Suit Alleges

By Dani Kass (August 15, 2016, 4:57 PM EDT) -- Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer Inc. have failed to disclose that their blockbuster blood thinner Eliquis has been linked to life-threatening conditions, including excessive bleeding, in a disregard for patient safety, according to a $10 million suit filed Friday in New York state court. 

Rhonda Hancock and her husband James say she was permanently injured from the ill-reported side effects of Eliquis, or apixaban. The drug companies have continued to make and promote the drug, which brought it nearly $2 million in 2015, despite knowing it can be fatal, the suit alleges.

"These representations were made by defendants with the intent of...

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