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FDA to review the drug Eliquis (apixaban) for DVT/PE treatment and prevention

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Stephan Moll, MD writes… Another ‘blood thinner’ medication is now under consideration by the FDA for the treatment of DVT and PE.

On Dec 19th the FDA accepted the application by Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) and Pfizer for review of Eliquis (apixaban) for the treatment of DVT and PE and for the reduction in the risk of recurrent DVT and PE.  The goal date for a decision by the FDA is August 25, 2014.  The press release about this submission from BMS is hereRead the rest of this entry »

Natural supplements, herbs, vitamins and food: do any prevent blood clots?

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Beth Waldron, Clot Connect Program Director and Stephan Moll, MD, Clot Connect Medical Director write….

Patients who have ended their recommended course of prescription anticoagulation treatment are understandably concerned about a clot recurrence and will ask “is there anything I can do to prevent a future clot?” Some have heard from friends or the internet that a particular herb, vitamin, or food will aid in the prevention of DVT and PE.

Since more than half of adults in the United States take a dietary supplement of some kind, it may be helpful to examine the science behind some of the most common natural supplements and foods said to prevent blood clots.[1] Read the rest of this entry »

Pradaxa approval – Great news!

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Summary

The new oral “blood thinner” Pradaxa® (=Dabigatran) was approved by the FDA on October 20th, 2010 (ref 1 and 2). This is huge news! This is the first oral blood thinner alternative to warfarin (=Coumadin®, Jantoven®). At this point, Pradaxa® is only FDA approved for use in patients with irregular heart beat (= atrial fibrillation = a. fib). It is not approved yet for patients with DVT and PE. Read the rest of this entry »