Since arriving on the market in 2011, Xarelto has been prescribed to millions of Americans for the prevention of stroke and embolism. But thousands of lawsuits against Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson, allege Xarelto puts patients at significant risk of uncontrollable bleeding. Some also accuse the companies of misleading marketing practices.
A pair of studies published in 2012 show an increased risk of blood clots among lung cancer patients.
The bill would classify compression therapy equipment as "durable medical devices" and clarify that such treatment is "reasonable and necessary." Compression therapy is gradually becoming more widespread as a preventative treatment for lymphedema and deep vein thrombosis.
Health care providers and advocacy groups around the world marked the second annual World Thrombosis Day on October 13, 2015. The movement's mission is to increase global awareness of thrombosis and reduce death and disability cause by the disease.
A new report highlights the potential hazards of a controversial but widely-used medication.
On May 2, national and worldwide attention focused on Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., where the Kentucky Derby was contested on its traditional first Saturday in May spot on the calendar. And the beginning of America's Triple Crown series served as a high-profile backdrop to the fact that Vascular PRN's horse compression system is available any time of the year as an all-natural therapy for the treatment of injured horses.
Equine sustaining bite to leg is latest among growing number of gator-linked incidents in Florida.
Ailment commonly known as pigeon fever can cause debilitating conditions in horses.
Agency has saved hundreds of equines, continues to offer veterinary services.
In 2013, a collaborative study funded by the National Institute of Health Research in the UK found that intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) reduced the risk of blood clots and improved survival rates in immobile patients with acute stroke.