In a summary of some recent studies on Covid-19, an arthritis drug cuts the death risk in high-risk patients and heart medications might help prevent Covid-19 blood clots.
A federal jury found AbbVie not liable in a lawsuit by an Arizona man who claimed he suffered a pulmonary embolism due to using the company’s testosterone replacement medication AndroGel.
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.
British pharmaceutical firm BTG said its EKOS combination therapy device for pulmonary embolism (PE) was effective using smaller drug dosages and shorter treatment periods than the current standard.
European and U.S. drug regulators are looking into whether a defective blood clotting test device affected a trial involving Bayer’s top-selling anti-clotting drug Xarelto, hitting the German drugmaker’s shares. The study compared Xarelto, also known as rivaroxaban, with older drug warfarin for preventing strokes in patients with a type of irregular heartbeat common among the […]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Baxalta Inc’s Vonvendi, making it the first engineered protein-based treatment for the world’s most common inherited bleeding disorder. Vonvendi treats Willebrand disease, which is caused by the deficiency or defect in von Willebrand factor, a protein that is critical for blood clotting. The disease affects about […]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it approved Baxalta Inc’s drug for use in patients with a type of rare bleeding disorder. The drug, Adynovate, was approved to control and reduce the frequency of bleeding episodes in patients with Hemophilia A, the agency said in a statement. Data from a late-stage study, […]
A drug developed by Portola Pharmaceuticals to rapidly reverse the effect of new blood thinning agents in cases of major bleeding or other emergencies proved highly effective in a late stage study, according to data presented on Wednesday that should help make the case for its approval. Portola’s andexanet alfa reversed the anticoagulant effect of […]
(Reuters Health) – Basketball players could be at heightened risk for dangerous blood clots that travel to the lungs, according to a small Spanish study. But the results – calculated from only six cases of so-called pulmonary embolism in U.S. and European players – need to be replicated in larger studies, the authors caution. “We […]
U.S. regulators have approved a new dose of AstraZeneca’s blood thinner Brilinta for longer-term use in patients with a history of heart attacks, boosting prospects for a drug the company thinks will eventually sell $3.5 billion a year. The green light from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), announced late on Thursday, could theoretically […]