Bayer, J&J’s Xarelto Prevented Repeat Strokes in Analysis
Stock Chart for Bayer AG (BAYN)
Bayer AG (BAYN) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)’s blood-thinner Xarelto was effective in preventing repeat strokes in an analysis of high-risk patients from the Rocket-AF trial, Bayer said today in a study presented at the European Stroke Conference in Hamburg, Germany.
Patients who took Xarelto, known chemically as rivaroxaban, showed a 13 percent lower risk of having another stroke than patients who took the previous standard therapy warfarin, with a similar risk of bleeding as a side effect and lower rates of fatal bleeding, the Leverkusen, Germany-based company said in a statement.
To contact the reporter on this story: Naomi Kresge in New York at firstname.lastname@example.org
To contact the editor responsible for this story: Phil Serafino at email@example.com
Bloomberg reserves the right to edit or remove comments but is under no obligation to do so, or to explain individual moderation decisions.