Quantcast

Latest Heparin Stories

2012-02-16 11:17:48

For decades, the blood thinner heparin has been used to prevent and treat blood clots. Could it be just as effective in treating cancer? In an editorial published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers from McMaster University and the University at Buffalo suggest conclusive answers to key questions on the benefits of low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) for cancer patients remain elusive - despite promising results from large studies. Co-authors of the editorial are...

2012-02-14 11:40:16

The use of an injectable, clot-preventing drug known as Low Molecular Weight Heparin to treat patients with advanced cancer complicated by blood clots increased steadily between 2000 and 2007, according to a new study published in The Oncologist, funded by the National Cancer Institute and led by Kaiser Permanente Colorado. However, despite previous research indicating LMWH is the preferred first-line treatment for cancer patients experiencing blood clots, use of LMWH is low compared to...

2011-07-07 15:10:18

Cancer patients with blood clots -- which occur in one of every 200 cancer patients and are the second most common cause of death among cancer patients -- gain no benefit from the insertion of an inferior vena cava filter (IVCF) to the anticoagulant medication fondaparinux (Arixtra), according to research presented today at the 14th World Conference on Lung Cancer, hosted by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. "This is the first prospective study to evaluate the...

2011-06-09 16:27:00

CHICAGO, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today a Cook County jury awarded $625,000 to the estate of a 63 year old Chicago area man, Steven Johansen, who was administered Baxter blood thinner that contained a contaminated ingredient Baxter sourced from China. This was the first of hundreds of pending lawsuits on Baxter contaminated Chinese heparin to go to trial. The lawsuits are pending in the Circuit Court of Cook County in Chicago, Illinois before Judge Jennifer Duncan-Brice and in the...

2011-05-23 09:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced that it has signed agreements with private investors Care Capital and NovaQuest Capital to establish BioCritica Inc., a newly-formed and privately-held biotechnology company. BioCritica, based in Central Indiana, will initially focus on the continued U.S. development and commercialization of Xigris® (drotrecogin alfa (activated)), Lilly's medicine for severe sepsis. BioCritica...

2011-04-03 13:15:00

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., April 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Regado Biosciences, Inc., a privately held company pioneering the development of antithrombotic aptamers with active control agents, announced today the primary results of the RADAR Phase 2b clinical trial of the company's lead product, the anticoagulation system REG1, at the i2 Summit during the American College of Cardiology 2011 60th Annual Scientific Session & Expo in New Orleans, LA. REG1 is a two-component system consisting of...

2011-03-28 11:09:00

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Regado Biosciences, Inc., a privately held company pioneering the development of antithrombotic aptamers with active control agents, announced that Thomas J. Povsic, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Duke University, will present results of the RADAR Phase 2b clinical trial for the Company's lead product, the REG1 anticoagulation system, at the i2 Summit during the American College of Cardiology 2011 60th Annual Scientific...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.