Pradaxa warning! FDA investigating excess bleeding and death claims.

 Pradaxa (Dabigatran): Dabigatran is used to help prevent strokes or serious blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body, and possibly causing strokes) without heart valve disease. Dabigatran is in a class of anticoagulant (”blood thinner”) medications called direct thrombin inhibitors.