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May 5, 2015

The Bard IVC Filter: Its Purpose and Its Problems

C.R. Bard’s IVC Filter is a small medical device that is implanted in the Inferior Vena Cava (“IVC”), which is the vein that carries blood to the heart. That’s where you can find the purpose for the IVC Filter: to catch blood clots before they can travel to the lungs. You see, when blood clots…

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May 5, 2015

Xarelto Medication– Who Manufactures The Drug and Why

Approved in 2011, Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is one of the drug industry’s newest blood thinner medications. The drug is manufactured by Bayer and marketed by Johnson & Johnson’s New Jersey-based subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is categorized as an anticoagulant (blood thinner) that stops blood clots from developing. So, why would a doctor prescribe Xarelto? First,…

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