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Therapies for Venous Thromboembolism

Behnood Bikdeli, MD1
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1Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
JAMA. 2014;311(24):2543. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.6114.
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To the Editor The review by Dr Wells and colleagues1 on the treatment of venous thromboembolism requires some clarifications. Table 1 in the article summarized new oral anticoagulants as treatment options for venous thromboembolism. However, only rivaroxaban is currently approved in both the United States and Europe, dabigatran was recently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and apixaban awaits approval by both the FDA and the European Medicines Agency.


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June 25, 2014
Philip S. Wells, MD, FRCPC, MSc; Melissa A. Forgie, MD, FRCPC, MSc; Marc A. Rodger, MD, FRCPC, MSc
1Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
JAMA. 2014;311(24):2543-2544. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.6123.
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