Five pharmaceutical companies are working on new medications to treat blood clots, also known as thrombosis, according to The Wall Street Journal. Thrombosis is a serious problem affecting nearly 900,000 Americans each year, and resulting in nearly 300,00 deaths annually. Currently, heparin and Vitamin K antagonists are the only two principal treatments for blood clots. The blood thinner heparin made news recently when the FDA recalled batches of heparin after more than 80 people died and several others became ill after receiving heparin. It was later determined that heparin made by Baxter International was contaminated in the company’s Chinese manufacturing ... Read More
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