Quick Facts
FONT-SIZE Plus   Neg
Share SHARE
mail  E-MAIL

Bayer Says Xarelto Proven Effective In Treating Patients With Pulmonary Embolism

3/26/2012 9:32 AM ET

Bayer HealthCare, a subgroup of Bayer AG (BYR.L,BAYRY.PK,BAYZF.PK), said that the oral anticoagulant Xarelto, or rivaroxaban, used as a single drug intervention, was as effective and safe as the current dual drug approach of subcutaneous enoxaparin followed by Vitamin K antagonist, in treating patients with acute symptomatic pulmonary embolism and preventing them from developing a secondary venous blood clot.

Rivaroxaban showed similar overall bleeding rates, but was associated with significantly lower rates of major bleeding versus the current standard of care.

The company noted that Rivaroxaban was also proven effective in preventing recurrent venous blood clots in Phase III EINSTEIN-PE Study.

Click here to receive FREE breaking news email alerts for Bayer AG and others in your portfolio

by RTT Staff Writer

For comments and feedback: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Editors Pick
Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. said Thursday after the markets closed that its first quarter loss narrowed from last year, helped by strong revenue growth in its graphics and visual solutions business. The company's quarterly earnings per share, excluding items, also came in above analysts' expectations as did its quarterly revenue. After trending higher over the past few sessions, stocks showed a lack of direction throughout the trading day on Thursday. The major averages spent the session bouncing back and forth across the unchanged line before ending the day mixed. While the major averages closed on opposite sides of the unchanged line, they all showed only modest moves. U.S. Secretary Of State John Kerry said Thursday that he and his counterparts from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union have reached an agreement on a preliminary plan for ending the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. Kerry was speaking at the end of the Ukraine contact group's first meeting, comprising the foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, the EU and the U.S., in the Swiss city of Geneva.
comments powered by Disqus
FREE Newsletters, Analysis & Alerts

 

Stay informed with our FREE daily Newsletters and real-time breaking News Alerts. Sign up to receive the latest information on business news, health, technology, biotech, market analysis, currency trading and more.