New blood thinner looking good; superior to Lovenox? – Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.’s and Pfizer Inc.’s experimental blood thinner prevented dangerous blood clots from forming after knee replacement surgery better than Sanofi-Aventis’s Lovenox in a European study. The company-funded trial, dubbed Advance-2, found patients given apixaban pills twice daily were 38 percent less likely to develop clots deep in the legs, in the lungs or die within two weeks than those given intravenous Lovenox starting before the operation. People in both groups had a similar risk of bleeding, a feared complication of blood-thinning medications. SA..more BMS is talking about 60 drugs in testing phase these days…
Eisai‘s sales to go down by more than half – Japan’s No.4 drugmaker, said it expects annual U.S. sales of its flagship Alzheimer’s drug Aricept to fall 60 percent in three years, hit by the expiration of the drug’s patent later this year…more
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