Eliquis Poised To Wake Up U.S. Oral Anticoagulant Market
Bad press and lawsuits related to bleeding events for Boehringer Ingelheim’s novel anticoagulant Pradaxa create a window of opportunity for Eliquis, which is pending approval in the U.S. and could have what it takes to tip the market away from generic warfarin.
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