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Practical management of bleeding due to the anticoagulants dabigatran, rivaroxaban, and apixaban Practical management of bleeding due to the anticoagulants dabigatran, rivaroxaban, and apixaban

August 27, 2014

The new oral anticoagulants dabigatran etexilate (Pradaxa), rivaroxaban (Xarelto), and apixaban (Eliquis) have predictable pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profiles and are alternatives to warfarin. However, many physicians are wary of these drugs, since there is limited evidence on how to manage bleeding in patients taking them, and since no specific antidote is known to reverse their anticoagulant effect

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War on pancreatic cancer is showing progress in worst cases War on pancreatic cancer is showing progress in worst cases

July 17, 2014

Just seven years from now, pancreatic cancer is projected to become this country’s second-leading cancer killer, surpassed only by lung cancer and claiming 48,000 lives a year.

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County health researchers to look into Coldwater Creek cancer questions County health researchers to look into Coldwater Creek cancer questions

July 17, 2014

St. Louis County to launch an investigation of Coldwater Creek, which residents fear is linked to cancers and other diseases.

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