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STUDY FINDS ASPIRIN AS EFFECTIVE AS PRESCRIPTION MEDS IN PREVENTING POST‑OP CLOTS

Posted by Media Centre on March 6, 2018 in News

A revolutionary new study led by Dr. David Anderson, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, and Dr. Michael Dunbar, a professor in the Department of Surgery, has determined that Bayer Aspirin is just as effective in preventing blood clots following joint replacement surgeries as rivaroxaban, a costly anti-coagulant commonly used in Canada.

This will result in significant cost-savings for patients, with Bayer Aspirin costing pennies a day, compared to dollars a day for rivaroxaban. It will also create a new standard of care for post-operative care for hip and knee replacement patients not only in Canada, but around the world.

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