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The standard-of-care for dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) for more than a decade has been clopidogrel (Plavix) plus aspirin. This standard is now being challenged by new agents —...

August 23, 2012 — Decision Resources, a research and advisory firm for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that the 12-month post-hospital acute coronary syndrome market will initially...

August 15, 2012 — Sound Interventions Inc. has released three-month data from the company's first-in-human clinical study (SOUND-ITV) to...

August 9, 2012 — The Harvard Clinical Research Institute (HCRI) announced today the successful completion of randomization in the DAPT study, with the total number of patients randomized...

July 27, 2012 — Major safety fears over supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) medications are threatening many elderly patients, and even encouraging some to opt for surgery, claims a new report by...

July 26, 2012 — Transgenomic Inc. has announced that National Government Services, the designated Medicare fiscal intermediary in Connecticut, has confirmed coverage for its proprietary...

July 26, 2012 — Angion Biomedica Corp. announced that the first patient was dosed in a Phase II multicenter clinical trial evaluating BB3 for the treatment of heart attack (acute myocardial...

July 25, 2012 — Grady Memorial Hospital has standardized and improved patient education and reduced by 75 percent the amount of time staff spend educating new patients about warfarin by...

July 20, 2012 — Ticagrelor, a blood-thinning drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2011, should be considered along with older blood thinners clopidogrel and prasugrel...

July 20, 2012 — The online clinical drug resource Drugs.com released first quarter 2012 U.S. prescription sales data for the top 100 drugs. Blood thinners, proton-pump inhibitors, antipsychotics...

Mercator MedSystems, a medical technology company whose platform Micro-Infusion Catheter technology announced preliminary results of its DANCE clinical trial that continues to follow...

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...

June 11, 2012 — Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced that the Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) capsules prescribing information has been updated to affirm that "Pradaxa 150...

June 1, 2012 — Kona Medical Inc. announced it has raised $30 million in Series C financing to advance its novel hypertension therapy. Existing investors Essex Woodlands, Domain Associates,...

May 23, 2012 — Accumetrics Inc., developer of the VerifyNow System, the first rapid and easy-to-use point-of-care system for measuring platelet reactivity to multiple antiplatelet agents,...

May 18, 2012 -- St. Jude Medical Inc., a global medical device company, announced that preliminary data demonstrated the company’s EnligHTN renal denervation system was safe and effective for the...

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 – St. Jude Medical Inc., a global medical device company, announced CE mark approval and launch of its EnligHTN renal denervation system during EuroPCR. Renal denervation is a...

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...