Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Anti Clotting Drug -Severe Bleeding, No Benefit?

heart attack anatomyImage by gandhiji40 via FlickrAdding a new anti-clotting drug, Eliquis, to dual antiplatelet therapy may result in severe bleeding without reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke, according to a new report. 

 A trial evaluating the combination treatment was halted early when the risk of severe bleeding among those taking Eliquis (apixaban) became apparent.

 Link here.
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