Hematologic Disorders

Phase 3 Trial Update of Eliquis for Prevention of Stroke and Systemic Embolism in Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation

Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer announced that the reductions in stroke or systemic embolism, major bleeding and mortality demonstrated with Eliquis (apixaban) compared to warfarin (Coumadin; Bristol-Myers Squibb) in the Phase 3 ARISTOTLE trial were consistent across a wide range of stroke and bleeding risk scores in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation; these were results from a subanalysis from the study.