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AspirinWorks diagnostic test

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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A diagnostic test able to determine whether or not a patient's aspirin therapy is effective is now available for sale in Europe, Corgenix Medical Corporation announces July 6. The quantitative laboratory test determines levels of 11-dehydrothromboxane B2 in urine, "which aids in the assessment of a person's response to aspirin therapy." The AspirinWorks test kit is has not yet been approved or cleared by FDA; however, the Denver, Colo.-based firm intends to submit a Pre-Market Notification to FDA by July 16. "Recent reports indicate that up to 25% of the population may be non-responsive to aspirin's benefits," the company states. "Less or non-responsive individuals may be as much as three times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease." According to the firm, "interest worldwide is already strong"...
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