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Old 11-15-2010, 09:52 PM
 
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CHICAGO – Millions of people who are struggling with the tough-to-use blood thinner warfarin, sold as Coumadin and other brands, may soon have another alternative.

An experimental Johnson & Johnson drug prevented strokes in people with a common heart rhythm problem as well as warfarin did and without an increase in bleeding or other side effects, a major study found.

Study: New blood thinner works as well as Coumadin - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101115/ap_on_he_me/us_med_blood_thinner - broken link)
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I read an article in the paper on that today - the new drug is super expensive though and warfarin is dirt-cheap - good luck w/getting insurance to cover it.
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