Latest Heart News
By Shelley Wood
WebMD Health News
Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH
The FDA posted a copy of an Aug. 19 letter to drugmaker Bristol-Myers, announcing its decision. Apixaban was already approved for use in lowering the risks of stroke and blood clots in people with atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem and to prevent DVT and PE in people who've had hip- or knee-replacement surgery.
Last month the European Commission granted a similar extension of apixaban in countries where drug policies are covered by the European Medicines Agency.