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From The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics |

Which Oral Anticoagulant for Atrial Fibrillation?

JAMA. 2016;315(19):2117-2118. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.4917.
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This Medical Letter review summarizes the newly available oral anticoagulants and compares them with commonly prescribed warfarin.

Direct-to-consumer advertisements continue to urge patients who take warfarin (Coumadin, and others) for atrial fibrillation to ask their doctors about the benefits of one or another of the newer oral anticoagulants.

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Editors: Mark Abramowicz, MD, President; Gianna Zuccotti, MD, MPH, Vice President and Executive Editor; Jean-Marie Pflomm, PharmD, Editor in Chief

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