New blood thinner developed

New blood thinner developed

Posted: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 8:01 pm

 Germany’s Bayer AG says it has submitted an application seeking authorization to sell its new anti-clotting drug Rivaroxaban within the European Union.
The company is seeking approval from the European Medicines Agency to sell the blood thinner to prevent strokes in people with a common heart rhythm problem and treat deep vein thrombosis.
Rivaroxaban is being developed by Bayer HealthCare and U.S. pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson, based in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
In the U.S., the drug would be sold by Johnson & Johnson’s Ortho-McNeil division. Approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is pending.
Bayer is responsible for marketing outside the U.S.

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