U.K. agency backs Boehringer's Pradaxa to prevent stroke in some

03/15/2012 | Bloomberg

Boehringer Ingelheim gained support of the U.K. National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence for anti-clotting drug Pradaxa to prevent stroke and systemic embolism in people with atrial fibrillation. The agency said Pradaxa is a "useful alternative option" because it doesn't require frequent blood monitoring. Patients should be informed about the usage's risks and benefits compared with warfarin before starting therapy, the agency said.

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