The painkiller aspirin will be evaluated as a possible treatment for Covid-19 in one of Britain’s biggest trials, which will assess whether it might reduce the risk of blood clots in people with the disease.

The National Institutes of Health launched two of the three late-stage clinical trials to test the effectiveness and safety of different types of blood thinners in treating Covid-19 among adults.

AstraZeneca released positive data from the Phase III THALES trial of Brilinta (ticagrelor) used twice a day with an aspirin.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved AstraZeneca Plc’ drug for reducing the risk of a first heart attack or stroke in high-risk patients with coronary artery disease.

The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced the VOYAGER PAD study met its primary efficacy and principal safety endpoints.

For people without heart disease, taking a daily aspirin to prevent heart attacks and strokes may increase the risk of severe brain bleeding to the point where it outweighs any potential benefit, a research review suggests.

Very few U.S. adults receive all the preventive health care services recommended for them, reports a new study.

Bayer and its developmental partner Janssen Research & Development are calling it quits on a Phase III stroke prevention study for the blockbuster anti-clotting drug Xarelto.

Stopping low-dose aspirin therapy without good reason raises the likelihood of heart attack or stroke by nearly 40 percent, a large Swedish study suggests.

Bayer and Johnson & Johnson’s blockbuster clot prevention drug Xarelto was shown to cut the risk of potentially deadly strokes and heart attacks in patients with severe atherosclerosis by 24 percent, raising the prospects of billions more in sales.