FDA announced important changes in the warfarin label (also known as Coumadin), recommending that a lower initial Coumadin dose should be considered for patients with certain genetic variations.
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FDA has announced important changes in the warfarin label, recommending that a lower initial warfarin dose should be considered for patients with certain genetic variations.
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