Friday, December 21, 2012

New Blood Thinner May Help Prevent Leg Clots, Study Finds - MedNews

In continuation of my update on apixaban....

We know that, Apixaban (BMS-562247-01, tradename Eliquis) is an anticoagulant for the prevention of venous thromboembolism and venous thromboembolic events. It is a direct factor Xa inhibitor. Apixaban has been available in Europe since May 2012 and was approved for preventing venous thromboembolism after elective hip or knee replacement.[1] An FDA decision on apixaban for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation was expected on June 28, 2012, but was delayed. It is being developed in a joint venture by Pfizer and Bristol-Myers Squibb.

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