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Media Release - 12 April 2010 Review of new medicines for people recovering from hip and knee replacements

 


More than 70,000 Australians undergo hip and knee replacements every year, and need anticoagulant medicines for up to a month after surgery to prevent serious blood clots from forming.

 
To help people understand these medicines and how to use them safely, the latest edition of NPS Medicine Update provides independent reviews of the oral medicines dabigatran (Pradaxa) and rivaroxaban (Xarelto), listed on the PBS for preventing blood clots after hip or knee replacement surgery.

 


click here for the full media release MEDIA RELEASE NPS 12 April 2010

 

 

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