Bristol-Meyers, Pfizer Sued Over Blood Thinner Death

Law360, New York (July 24, 2015, 3:38 PM EDT) -- A woman who claims that her husband died of side effects from blood thinner Eliquis sued Pfizer Inc. and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. in New York federal court on Friday, claiming that the pharmaceutical companies failed to warn of increased bleeding risk.

Deborah Herschell claims in her suit that the companies did not disclose that the drug could cause life-threatening bleeding events, such as the gastrointestinal hemorrhage that killed her husband, Donald, three months after he began taking the drug for irregular heartbeat. Herschell also claims that the drugmakers "chose incompetent and untrustworthy agents in China" to conduct clinical trials to garner...

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