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European Medicines Agency - Find medicine - Xarelto

Xarelto is an anticoagulant medicine (a medicine that prevents blood clotting) used in adults:<p>to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE, the formation …

Warfarin and how to take it

5 Powerful Ways to Open a Presentation

We've all been there before: staring at the glow of your blank computer screen with no idea on how to open or start your talk. For starters, you should never be staring at PowerPoint with no clear objective (that's a conversation for another day), but let's be honest, we've all struggled with the …

Oral Apixaban for the Treatment of Acute Venous Thromboembolism

Abstract<p>Background<p>Apixaban, an oral factor Xa inhibitor administered in fixed doses, may simplify the treatment of venous thromboembolism.<p>Methods<p>In …

Have You Ever Tried to Sell a New Drug?

When there's no evidence a drug is better, "You have to question: Why are doctors prescribing this?"<p>Ali Jarekji/Reuters<p>When the blood pressure drug Bystolic hit the market in 2008, it faced a crowded field of cheap generics.<p>So its maker, Forest Laboratories, launched a promotional assault on the …

New Anticoagulant Found Safe And Effective In Acute Venous Thromboembolism

In a large clinical trial the new oral anticoagulant apixaban (Eliquis, Pfizer and Bristol-Myers Squibb) was at least as effective as standard therapy and caused fewer bleeding complications in patients with acute venous thromboembolism. The results of the AMPLIFY (Apixaban for the Initial …