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Experimental blood thinner gets high marks

An experimental blood thinner called rivaroxaban is at least as good at preventing strokes as the old "war horse" warfarin, which has been used for decades in people with erratic heartbeats, researchers said Monday. The drug ...

Nov 17, 2010
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Warfarin: patient knows best

(PhysOrg.com) -- An Oxford-led review published last week in the Cochrane Library - that gold-standard source for the best evidence-based medical care - showed how empowering people at risk of blood clots ...

Apr 23, 2010
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Study: Gene testing helps get warfarin dose right

(AP) -- Doctors are reporting an exciting win for gene testing and personalized medicine: Checking patients' DNA before starting them on a popular blood thinner helps get the tricky dose right and keep them out of the hospital.

Mar 16, 2010
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Experimental Merck blood-thinner found effective

An experimental blood thinner developed by Merck and Portola Pharmaceuticals was found to be safe and effective in a mid-stage study presented Monday, with a lower incidence of serious bleeding than current drugs.

Mar 15, 2010
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