Monthly Archives: June 2011

ARISTOTLE says “nyah nyah – nah nah nah” to warfarin

The search for an alternative to the pain-in-the-### that is warfarin goes on. There are some promising candidates. The FDA approved dabigatran (Pradaxa™), a direct thrombin inhibitor, back in November of last year. It has its pros and cons. In … Continue reading

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Dodo birds and 80 mg of simvastatin

High doses of simvastatin have gone the way of those famous birds from Mauritius as of two weeks ago. The FDA released a statement on June 8th recommending that the cholesterol-lowering drug simvastatin not be prescribed at the 80 mg … Continue reading

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