Did Forged Signature Clear Way for Dangerous Blood-Clot Filter? – NBC News

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In 2002, medical giant C.R. Bard recruited Kay Fuller, a veteran regulatory specialist, to help secure FDA clearance for its Recovery blood clot filter, after the agency had turned down a previous application. The Recovery, a one-and-a-half-inch metal trap, was designed to sit inside a major vein, the vena cava, and block blood clots from […]

Questions raised about clinical trial of heart drugs rivaroxaban (Xarelto) and warfarin – CBS News

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New questions are being raised about the clinical trial of a widely used heart drug, and critics are calling for an independent investigation, after a medical device used during the study was later found to be faulty and recalled. The clinical trial tested a blood-thinning medication called rivaroxaban, which is now marketed under the brand […]