NICE Approves New Oral Anticoagulant

Posted by Mauro in News

Posted on Monday, April 2nd, 2012 at 3:20 pm

NICE recently dismissed the appeal against its approval of this new anticoagulant and has recommended it for for people with non-valvular atrial fibrillation and another risk factor, including being over 75 years old, suffering a previous stroke or transient ischaemic attack, or being aged 65 years or older with one of the following: diabetes mellitus, coronary artery disease or hypertension. A second new oral anticoagulant has also received favourable opinion but is still within the appeal period and final guidance on this one will be published later in the year by NICE.