Category: Cardiovascular disease

Eliquis (apixaban) and Xarelto (rivaroxaban) are part of a new group of anticoagulant drugs called NOACs (novel oral anticoagulants) used to prevent blood clots, stroke and embolism, especially in people with atrial fibrillation. Approved by the FDA several years ago, Eliquis and Xarelto quickly became two of the most popular blood thinners on the market. Before these… Read More

The FDA is alerting patients of a recent recall of irbesartan, an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) used to treat heart disease. Tests showed that the recalled lots, manufactured by SciGen Pharmaceuticals, contain a possible human carcinogen. This is the second recall this year where a cancer-causing agent was found in an ARB heart medication…. Read More

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A generic drug is affordable, right? Unfortunately, not always. In the case of generic valsartan, a medication that treats high blood pressure, a 30-day supply can cost over $100 without insurance. Plus, since valsartan is a generic, there’s little to no chance that a cheaper equivalent will come to the market. So, how can you… Read More

This month, Xarelto was given the green light from the FDA and is now the first in its class approved for use in patients with existing coronary and/or peripheral artery disease to reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events like heart attack, stroke and cardiovascular death. After this new approval, can now be used for… Read More