More on the clotting drug race: Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer announced that their oral anti-clotting therapy--apixaban--demonstrated comparability to the current standard of care that relies on an injectable combined with a drug that includes warfarin. The experimental pill hit its endpoints in a mid-stage study for the rates of blood clots and dangerous bleeding. The researchers say that a comparable therapy would allow patients to bypass a standard approach that includes harsh side effects and regular injections. Apixaban doesn't require close monitoring or dose adjustments.
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