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May 29, 2013

Rivaroxaban for acute deep venous thrombosis

When we have a standard therapy for a disease, in this case vitamin K antagonists (VKA)  for deep venous thrombosis (DVT), and a new therapy comes out, what do we want to know about the new drug? Is it at least as effective as the old therapy? Because if it’s not, that...