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  • n. An experimental drug with potential applications as an anticoagulant.


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  • The priority review not only clears the way for an earlier-than-expected launch of Eliquis, whose active ingredient is called apixaban, but it is also a potential signal that the FDA views it as superior to other new anticlotting drugs, including Pradaxa from Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH and Xarelto from Johnson & Johnson and Bayer AG.

    Stroke Drug to Get Speedy FDA Review

  • Researchers said Sunday that the drug, called apixaban, reduced the risk of stroke in patients with a heartbeat irregularity called atrial fibrillation by 21% and lowered by 31% the incidence of bleeding, a serious side effect of warfarin.

    Study Gives Lift to Drug That Cuts Stroke Risk

  • The trial tested the drug, also known as apixaban, against standard stroke-prevention treatment warfarin in a pool of patients with atrial fibrillation as well as at least one additional risk factor for stroke.

    Rival Drug Success Pressures Bayer

  • Other contenders in the market include Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., which is developing a pill called apixaban with Pfizer Inc.

    Race Is on for the Next Blood Thinner

  • BMY have teamed up to create a blood-thinning drug called apixaban, and results from the drug that were just released showed that it outperformed the widely used drug warfarin in stroke-prevention.

  • The approval by the European commission means the drug, known as apixaban, will be available in the 27 countries of the European Union.

    The Seattle Times

  • At the press conference for the ARISTOTLE trial at the ESC the investigators noted that the pharmacology of apixaban, which is given twice-daily, is not substantially different from that of rivaroxaban.

  • CBS Warfarin may be the usual drug for preventing strokes in people with the heart rhythm problem known as atrial fibrillation, but a new study shows that an experimental blood thinner called apixaban works way better.

    Breaking News: CBS News

  • Eliquis, also called apixaban, showed superiority over warfarin in effectiveness, safety and saving lives in a clinical trial presented last month at a scientific meeting in Paris, affirming its place as the potential leader of the pack.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • Pfizer and Bristol-Myers halted a trial of Eliquis, also known as apixaban, in November after an increase in bleeding outweighed benefits for patients with acute coronary syndrome.

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