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Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine wins renewed backing from U.S. experts after probe into rare blood clots

After officials halted Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout in its tracks last week, U.S. vaccine advisers agreed on Friday that vaccinations should resume. Going forward, the shot will carry a warning about rare and severe blood clots, they said. Of the nearly 8 million doses administered, officials identified 15 cases of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia (TTS), CDC vaccine advisers said Friday. Three vaccine recipients who developed TTS have died. All… Read More »

DOACs now recommended over warfarin to prevent blood clots in people with atrial fibrillation

For decades, warfarin (Coumadin) was the standard anticoagulant medication used to prevent blood clots, which can lead to stroke, in people with atrial fibrillation (afib). Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs), sometimes called novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs), are a new type of anticoagulant medication that came on the market in 2010. In 2019, the American Heart Association/American… Read More »