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Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ARIA)’s leukemia drug Iclusig is now under investigation by healthcare officials due to increasing frequency of blood clots and narrowing of the major arteries. The drug was approved last year under an “accelerated process” for the treatment of two rare forms of...
Falls before surgery may be a predictor of post-operative complications, such as comas, infections and blood clots, in elderly patients, Reuters reports. The finding is based on a study in JAMA Surgery that linked the number of falls an elderly person reported having before surgery and the post-operative...
Stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) can take away not only the number of years a person lives, but also their quality of life, the Los Angeles Times reports. The claim is based on a study published in Neurology that aimed to “generate a fuller picture of a disease’s cost.”...