Hometownstations.com-WLIO- Lima, OH News Weather SportsJ&J seeks OK for fifth use of anticlotting drug
By LINDA a. JOHNSONAP Business Writer
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Johnson & Johnson already is seeking approval for a fifth use for its promising new clot-preventing drug, following a proven strategy that has helped it turn other medicines into multibillion-dollar products.
The health giant's Janssen Research & Development unit said Wednesday that it has applied to the Food and Drug Administration to market its Xarelto to lower risk of clots forming around stents propping open arteries in the heart. while uncommon, that can cause heart attack or death.
Just last week, J&J applied for approval of the pill, known chemically …