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Doctor says blood thinner carries risks

In a column in the Spokesman-Review out of Washington, Dr. Anthony L. Komaroff, M.D., answers a letter-writer’s question about the blood-thinner Pradaxa.

The letter-writer says his wife has atrial fibrillation, and her medication was recently changed from warfarin to Pradaxa. He wants to know if she’s right in claiming that the medicine is just as effective, although it requires fewer tests.

Komaroff writes that technically, Pradaxa is just as effective in preventing blood clots. But Pradaxa presents some risks that warfarin, the ...

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FDA approves new blood thinner

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new blood thinner manufactured by Pfizer Inc. and Bristol-Myers Squibb. A Bloomberg report describes Eliquis as a “potential blockbuster heart drug.”

The Food and Drug Administration cleared Eliquis for the prevention of blood clots that develop in patients with the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation, after the manufacturers failed in two previous efforts to win approval for the drug.

It’s among a new ...

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Blood thinner shows promise in study

A new study is reporting good results for extended use of the blood thinner apixaban produced by Pfizer Inc. and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.

A Reuters story says researchers found the drug, sold under brand name Eliquis, reduced the risk of recurrence of potentially deadly clots in the veins and lungs by 80 percent, with no increase in major bleeding.

Apixaban is among a new class of blood thinners meant to replace decades-old ...

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