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Drug adverse effects from Anticoagulants and Diabetes meds causes almost hundred thousands of hospitalization

Several studies have shown adverse drug events of emergency hospitalization from several types of drug classified as insulins, warfarin, oral antiplatelet, and oral hypoglycemic agents both alone or in combination. However, most of those studies established outside of the United States. By using national database to access the incidences of emergency hospitalizations due to adverse drug events, recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on November 24, 2011, said that most of anticoagulants and diabetes medications both alone or in-combination causes almost hundred thousand emergency hospitalization in adult and older patients. According to the findings (ref), 67% of an estimated 100,000 emergency hospitalization of senior each year caused by those medications and almost of half (33%) caused by warfarin. Interestingly, the drug classified as red-flagged causes only less than 7% of … Read entire article »

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Rivaroxaban not superior to warfarin in preventing stroke and major embolism in AF patients

While previous scientific session at the American Heart Association (AHA) in 2010 showed that Rivaroxaban (Xarelto, Bayer/Johnson & Johnson) was not superior to Warfarin in preventing stroke and non-central nervous system (CNS) embolism in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), currently the researchers concluded that this oral anticoagulant really not superior to warfarin on major embolism and stroke prevention for AF patients. However, this drug showed better in patients treated only with the drug in an on-treatment comparison which is significantly showed reduced the risk of stroke and non-CNS embolization 21% compared with warfarin. This conclusion based on ROCKET-AF trial led by Dr. Manesh Patel from Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC. The trial involved 14,264 patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation who were at an increased risk of stroke, such as those with prior … Read entire article »

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