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  • n  tiny bits of protoplasm found in vertebrate blood; essential for blood clotting

  • One drug being studied as a platelet fighter is that old standby, aspirin.
  • It will take time to make the platelet-processing technique generally available.
  • But following months of battling a low blood-platelet count and a recent bout of the flu, he finished eighth in the 500 and 18th in the 1,000.
News & Articles

  • GSK offers discount to win UK green light for platelet drug
    LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline has finally won a green light from Britain's healthcare cost agency NICE for its platelet-boosting drug Revolade, after offering a price discount to the country's state-run healthcare service. Revolade, also known as eltrombopag, was originally rejected in 2010 by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) as not cost-effective. Draft ...
    June 12, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Jakafi® (ruxolitinib) Prescribing Information Updated with Expanded Dosing Guidance and New Safety Information
    Incyte Corporation announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has updated prescribing information for Jakafi® to include new recommended dosing guidance for patients with low platelet counts and additional safety information.
    June 12, 2013 - Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance
  • Blood TherapyHas Patients Flocking to Washington DC's Pioneering Pain Doctor
    WASHINGTON, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a little-known treatment discovered by the athletic elite in 2009. A radical treatment for sports related and other chronic injuries, ...
    June 11, 2013 - PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance
Quotes

  • Michael Cronin in Earthtimes
    Dr. Michael Cronin says, "During a Platelet therapy procedure the patient's blood is drawn and put into a centrifuge which separates the plasma containing the essential platelets from the unneeded red blood cells. The PRP solution is carefully...
  • Leila Shahid in Sydney Morning Herald
    These findings underscore the potential of DG041 as a next-generation oral anti-platelet: a compound that can reduce the risk of thrombi formation without increasing overall bleeding risk. While the current standard of care, clopidogrel and... Kari Stefansson http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%A1ri_Stef%C3%A1nsson&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNE4zlrENEs81XVNitp9yN9A9qxqlQ CNNMoney.com (press release) http://www.google.com/url?q=http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/prnewswire/200806300819PR_NEWS_USPR_____NYM056.htm&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFXak-78NAN-G6_HZy1S-S7EQdbQg Jun 30, 2008 75090 101316 platelet Initial tests confirmed the abnormal blood count, high white blood cell count and low platelet count and ruled out a diagnosis of leukaemia", Palestinian envoy to Paris Leila Shahid said in the first joint statement with the Percy military...

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