Blood-clot drug from Bayer, J&J yields mixed midstage data

11/10/2008 | Reuters

Rivaroxaban, an anti-clotting drug from Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson, failed to make a statistically significant difference in lowering risks of stroke, heart attack, severe recurrent chest pain and death compared with placebo in a midstage trial of patients with acute coronary syndrome. The companies plan to pursue late-stage development because overall data from the study "were persuasive enough," the lead researcher said.

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