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2009-11-15 07:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) today announced results of a PLATO sub-analysis in the most serious type of Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) patients, those with ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI). In this setting, ST segment elevation indicates total obstruction of a coronary artery which warrants emergency surgery with angioplasty, a procedure termed primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention or "PCI," in order to restore flow, salvage...

2009-11-15 07:00:00

Study highlights: - A new reversible, intravenous blood thinner did not show superiority over an irreversible one currently approved for use. - Further investigation of the new anti-clotting drug is warranted. ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new, reversible antiplatelet drug did not demonstrate superiority over a current irreversible one in reducing the composite of death, heart attack or ischemia-related revascularization in the 48 hours after angioplasty,...

2009-10-20 06:00:00

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced it will conduct a head-to-head study of Plavix® (clopidogrel) and Effient® (prasugrel) that measures how the effectiveness of these drugs in heart patients is impacted by their genetic make-up. The study will examine whether the 70 to 75 percent of patients who are "extensive metabolizers" of clopidogrel - because they were born with a...

2009-09-24 14:10:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- New data from the phase III PLATO study showed that ticagrelor (BRILINTA((TM))) provided greater reduction of cardiovascular (CV) events (composite of CV death, heart attack and stroke) than clopidogrel (9.02% vs. 10.65%, p=0.0025 a 16% Relative Risk Reduction ) in acute coronary syndromes patients undergoing planned invasive treatment (either PCI or CABG).* Although patients undergoing invasive procedures are at greater risk of bleeding,...

2009-09-02 07:30:00

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Accumetrics, Inc. has announced the signing of a new exclusive distribution agreement for its VerifyNow(R) System in Spain, Portugal and Chile with Grifols S.A.. This distribution agreement will continue to expand Accumetrics' reach in both scope and geography, and add to the growing numbers of countries where physicians have access to the VerifyNow System. The VerifyNow System assesses response to life-saving antiplatelet therapies, such as aspirin,...

2009-08-31 09:43:16

 Studies from a growing body of convincing data show that responsiveness to antiplatelet therapy is real. This is a clinically important issue and there is a need to develop individual antiplatelet strategies particularly for patients at risk. Further studies are needed to find out whether a personalized antiplatelet therapy can improve platelet inhibition and net clinical outcome in patients identified by non-genetic and genetic risk analysis.Prof Gawaz and Geisler, from the Tuebingen...

2009-08-31 08:43:55

Data from a phase II trial of an investigational intravenous drug designed to block the formation of blood clots shows potential to reduce the risk of death, a second heart attack, or other coronary complications compared with the current standard of care in patients presenting with acute coronary syndromes (heart attacks or unstable angina).Otamixaban inhibits the activity of Factor Xa, a key enzyme involved in the process of blood coagulation. It has already shown promising results when...

2009-08-24 07:00:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced two oral presentations at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2009 in Barcelona, Spain, that will feature its investigational antiplatelet drug elinogrel, a P2Y12 ADP receptor antagonist that is currently in Phase II clinical development with Novartis, Portola's development and commercialization partner. Oral presentation details are as follows: Title: First in Patient...

2009-08-05 08:00:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J. and INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Effient(TM) (prasugrel), a new antiplatelet medicine, is now available in pharmacies across the United States, Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced today. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Effient tablets on July 10 for the reduction of thrombotic cardiovascular events (including stent thrombosis) in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) who are managed with an...

2009-07-14 07:30:00

SAN DIEGO, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- With the recent FDA approval of the new P2Y12 inhibitor, prasugrel (Effient), Accumetrics, Inc. announces that its VerifyNow P2Y12 Test is not only able to assess response to Plavix(R), but also its newly approved competitor, Effient. In obtaining a result from the VerifyNow System, physicians are provided objective information to determine the response of an individual patient to their antiplatelet therapy, regardless of the P2Y12 inhibitor that is...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.