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FDA Approves Pradaxa (dabigatran) as First Oral Blood Thinning Medication for Children

June 21, 2021 — Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate) oral pellets to treat children 3 months to less than 12 years old with venous thromboembolism (a condition where blood clots form in the veins) directly after they have been treated with a blood thinner given by injection for at… Read More »

Bowel cancer: A popular medication can change person’s gut microbiome and increase risk

In a study published in BMJ, antibiotic use being linked to heightened bowel cancer risk was further analysed. The study found that antibiotics have a strong and long-lasting impact on the gut microbiome, altering the balance of helpful and harmful bacteria. The findings suggest a pattern of risk that may be linked to differences in… Read More »