FDAnews Drug Daily Bulletin

PGXL LABORATORIES PROVIDES DNA-TESTING FOR COUMADIN PATIENTS

June 21, 2006
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For more than 50 years the drug Warfarin, (brand named Coumadin) has saved the lives of patients at risk for dangerous blood clots. According to NDC Health Pharmaceutical, more than 30 million Warfarin prescriptions were filled in 2004. However, Warfarin routinely ranks among the top five medications most frequently associated with severe adverse drug reactions (ADR's) requiring hospitalization. PR Newswire (http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/06-20-2006/0004383861&EDATE=)