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Over the past decade there have been several advancements in prothrombin time (PT)/international normalized ration (INR) point-of-care testing (POCT) devices. This is usually performed at an...

June 22, 2012 — The the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee voted in May against recommending approval of expanding the indication for...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved generic versions of the blood-thinning drug Plavix (clopidogrel), which is expected to have a major impact on the cost to treat patients...

May 15, 2012 — Reaching out to patients with a few simple phone calls significantly improves the likelihood they’ll continue to take critically important medication that...

April 6, 2012 — The U.S. anticoagulant market is on the verge of a major shift in clinical practice, transitioning from a market dominated by a single injectable anticoagulant to a highly...

March 27, 2012 – Researchers found the antiplatelet drug abciximab significantly decreased damage to the heart muscle in patients with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the most...

August 18, 2011 — The antiplatelet agent prasugrel (trade name Effient), in combination with aspirin, was associated with 26 percent relative risk reduction in cardiovascular death, myocardial...

July 21, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved AstraZeneca’s blood-thinning drug ticagrelor (Brilinta) to reduce cardiovascular death and heart attack in patients with...

April 7, 2011 – New study results have evaluated the potential inhibitory effects of certain proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) on clopidogrel (Plavix). The results showed that in healthy subjects,...

Clopidogrel (Plavix) has been the standard antiplatelet therapy for a decade, but it is now facing challenges with the fact that one-third of patients do not respond to the agent and new drugs...