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New Blood Thinner (Eliquis = Apixaban) FDA Approved

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Stephan Moll, MD writes…  Another new oral blood thinner (Eliquis = apixaban) was approved by the FDA on Dec 28th, 2012 – to be used by patients with irregular heart beat (atrial fibrillation) to prevent stroke.  The drug is NOT yet FDA-approved for treatment of patients with DVT or PE.  Clinical trials evaluating Eliquis for this indication are still ongoing. Read the rest of this entry »