Browsing category:

Antithrombotic


As an effectual oral factor Xa inhibitor, Edoxaban is FDA approved as a novel anticoagulant therapy in the U.S. as an anticoagulant in several capacities: To reduce the risk with of both systemic embolism and stroke in patients afflicted with atrial fibrillation (AF), which is not related to heart valve problems. As a treatment for patients[…]

Read More

Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer has announced that the European Commission has approved Apixaban (Eliquis) for the treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), and the prevention of recurrent DVT and PE in adults. There is an estimated 600,000 people affected by DVT/PE each year in the U.S., and almost 100,000 of those people die[…]

Read More

On May 8, 2014 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the formidable cardiovascular drug Vorapaxar. Known as the brand name Zontivity, which is marketed by Merck, this pivotal medication has proven to be outstanding in clinical trials. In three short years of study Vorapaxar demonstrated its ability to successfully reduce the rate of death[…]

Read More

The FDA offered a nod of approval for the use of Apixaban when treating patients post orthopedic surgery. This recent endorsement of Bristol Myers’ brand name drug Eliquis {Apixaban} is timely and encouraging, with a little over one million orthopedic surgeries performed in the U.S. each year. The high risk of deep vein thrombosis or[…]

Read More

As the only FDA approved agent for treating catheter occlusions, the current shortage of Alteplase has professionals in the acute and critical care arena reeling. The occurrence of catheter occlusion is a common, yet serious complication when dealing with patients who have central venous catheters. The occlusion typically occurs as a result of thrombosis, and[…]

Read More

At the 28th Annual EAU Congress, held in mid- March 2013 some startling statistic regarding men suffering from Erectile Dysfunction were revealed. Known also as ED, Erectile Dysfunction plagues almost 88 million men worldwide.  Shocking numbers from a large clinical study of a subset of these patients, specifically a little over 6 million men, showed[…]

Read More

Exemplary news on July 1, 2013 revealed that Apixaban, known as the brand name Eliquis, had achieved its primary goal in studies. Marketed by both Pfizer and Bristol-Myers Squibb, Apixaban is an effective anticoagulant that has undergone strenuous testing, based on data from a recently released study coined AMPLIFY. Results from this comprehensive study were[…]

Read More

Clopidogrel Bisulfate, also known as the brand name anticoagulant medication Plavix, continues to impress with its safety profile. A study released at the end of March 2013 revealed that patients set to undergo percutaneous coronary intervention could successfully continue their regimen of Clopidogrel during this time. Caution was extended from the study investigators, which took[…]

Read More

Known as the brand name Effient, Prasugrel was approved by the FDA in July of 2009 as a blood thinning drug. Designed to be used to reduce the risk of blood clots from forming in patients who undergo angioplasty, which is a common procedure to unblock a clogged coronary artery, Prasugrel was studied in close[…]

Read More

Eptifibatide, CAS# 188627-80-7, is an antiplatelet agent. Also offered from LGM Pharma as a TEVA API (TAPI) product for compounding purposes, eptifibatide is also known by the brand name Integrilin, which is marketed by Merck. With Merck’s patent for Integrilin due to expire on November 11, 2014, and an additional patent revision due to expire[…]

Read More