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December 5, 2011 – Roche announced that it has signed an agreement under which it will acquire 100 percent of Verum Diagnostica GmbH, based in Munich, Germany. Verum Diagnostica is a leading...

December 5, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first generic version of the cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium tablets).

November 17, 2011 — Westside Medical Imaging of Beverly Hills announces the availability of high resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with a 3 Tesla magnet to monitor the effects of...

November 18, 2011 – An analysis of the TRITON-TIMI 38 trial presented today in an oral session at the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions meeting examined the effect of Effient (...

November 16, 2011 — Non-adherence to antiplatelet therapy – which prevents blood clots following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) – was associated with higher rates of both ischemic and...

November 16, 2011 – Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development announced that adding oral rivaroxaban to standard antiplatelet therapy significantly reduced the composite...

November 15, 2011 — A clinical trial of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and stable angina showed rapid genotyping followed by...

November 15, 2011 — A clinical trial comparing prasugrel to clopidogrel for patients with high on-clopidogrel platelet reactivity (HCPR) following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was...

November 15, 2011 — Results of ADAPT-DES (Assessment of Dual AntiPlatelet Therapy with Drug-Eluting Stents) were presented at the 23rd annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT)...

November 15, 2011 — Data from the BRIDGE clinical trial demonstrate that intravenous use of the drug cangrelor was effective at maintaining platelet inhibition in patients on thienopyridines who...

November 11, 2011 — The 30-day results from the 8,500+ patient ADAPT-DES registry were presented at the 2011 TCT conference in San Francisco. Patients with high platelet reactivity, as measured by...

November 9, 2011 – AstraZeneca announced that a combined expert committee of American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF), American Heart Association (AHA) and Society for Cardiovascular...

November 9, 2011 — Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Xarelto to reduce the risk of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with...

October 26, 2011 — Medtronic Inc. announced the start of SYMPLICITY HTN-3, the company’s United States clinical trial of the Symplicity Renal Denervation System for treatment-resistant...

October 24, 2011, — A new study demonstrates that angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors taken in the first trimester of pregnancy pose no greater risk of birth defects than any other type...

October 24, 2011 – The American College of Cardiology (ACC) announced it is expanding its outpatient PINNACLE Registry with a new platform focusing on atrial fibrillation (AF), including the next...

October 4, 2011 – Roche announced plans today to expand its coagulation testing product line in North America beyond physician offices and outpatient clinics with the development of a full line of...

September 28, 2011 — A clinical trial by Resverlogix Corp. is evaluating the early effects of a new drug compound in atherosclerotic plaque regression. The study is focused on patients with...

September 15, 2011 – The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) has announced the late breaking trials and first report investigations that will be presented at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular...

September 8, 2011 – A randomized multicenter, open-label study evaluating the efficacy and safety of prolonged antiplatelet therapy in patients with coronary disease has found that 24 months'...