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BI's Praxbind US Approval May Boost Pradaxa Sales

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The FDA on Oct. 16 gave privately held Boehringer Ingelheim GmgH the go-ahead to market its humanized monoclonal antibody fragment Praxbind (idarucizumab) under an accelerated approval as an agent to reverse the blood-thinning effects of the company's highly popular anticoagulant Pradaxa (dabigatran) in emergency surgery or urgent procedures or in situations when there's life-threatening or uncontrolled bleeding.

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