Per the article, dated Nov 2, 2012, In Oct 2010, the FDA approved a replacement for Warfarin (A.K.A. Coumadin) called Pradaxa. They also approved two others. One problem: there is no antidote for these medications. If you start bleeding, you die.
500 have died because of it in the US alone.
Some doctors claim the benefits out weigh the risks.
I wonder if they tell their patients not to shave, use a knife, let a cat near them, get a paper cut, get a bruise ...