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Discounting hit J&J's Xarelto hard. Can a new launch turn things around?

Competition and discounting are understandably plaguing Johnson & Johnson’s older drugs. But its cardiovascular blockbuster Xarelto is also on that list. The New Jersey drugmaker reported a 14.4% dip in fourth-quarter sales for the anticoagulant, which competes against Pfizer and Bristol-Myers Squibb’s hotshot Eliquis and Boehringer Ingelheim’s Pradaxa. J&J attributed the ding to U.S. discounting in the… Read More »

11 Things You Should Do at the First Sign of Flu

Conditions How you take care of yourself when flu symptoms start can make all the difference in the lifespan of the virus. First, don’t catch the flu BeanRibbon/Shutterstock “The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year,” says Niket Sonpal, MD, a New York City-based internist and gastroenterologist. While a… Read More »