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DOJ closes investigation into clinical trial for ticagrelor

August 19, 2014

The US Department of Justice has closed its investigation into the PLATO trial of ticagrelor, according to a press release from AstraZeneca.

PLATO included more than 18,000 patients with ACS across 43 countries and compared ticagrelor (Brilinta, AstraZeneca) with clopidogrel (Plavix, Sanofi Aventis/Bristol-Myers Squibb) when given in combination with aspirin and other standard treatment. According to the company, the DOJ does not intend to pursue further action.

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SCAI consensus document provides best practices for renal artery stenting

August 19, 2014
The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions today published an expert consensus statement that is designed to help clinicians determine the patients who…

Be prepared for the Sept. 8 deadline

August 19, 2014
On Aug. 15, CMS reopened its Open Payments System so that physicians and teaching hospitals can continue to review the transactions attributed to them, as reported by…
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Study highlights sharp decline in hospitalizations for stroke, acute CVD from 1999 to 2011

August 19, 2014
Rates of hospitalization and mortality for CV-related conditions improved significantly between 1999 and 2011, according to new data in Circulation.While…
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Risk Management in the Cardiovascular Disease Arena: Focus on Glycemic Control

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

2/1/2014
Among the multiple comorbidities and complications that are associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)…
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Dominic A. Sica, MD, on treatment for resistant hypertension

June 6, 2014
NEW YORK — In this video, Dominic A. Sica, MD, chairman of clinical pharmacology and hypertension at the…
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Experts’ Take: Dialogue on Hypertriglyceridemia

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Amarin Pharma Inc.

7/23/2014
Lead by genetic studies, recent data describe a causal role of triglycerides (TG) in the formation of atherosclerosis…
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