Daiichi Sankyo's edoxaban blood thinner hits main goals in trial

11/19/2013 | Reuters

Daiichi Sankyo's edoxaban was at least as efficient as warfarin in the prevention of stroke or systemic embolism and was associated with lower rates of bleeding and death, a late-stage study showed. The trial tested 60 milligram and 30 mg doses of edoxaban against warfarin, and the higher dosage reduced stroke and blood clots by 21% and overall major bleeding by 20%, compared with warfarin. Daiichi Sankyo intends to submit the drug for FDA review in the first quarter of next year.

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