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Merck/Portola's betrixaban shows bleeding benefit in Phase IIb

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Executive Summary

Merck/ Portola Pharmaceuticals' investigational Factor Xa inhibiting anticoagulant betrixaban was associated with significantly less clinically relevant bleeding than warfarin when given at 40mg/day to patients with atrial fibrillation, show new results from a dose-finding study presented on March 15th at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting in Atlanta.



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