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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

  • 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 (press release) 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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