Raplixa Approved to Control Surgical Bleeding

May 1, 2015 6:00 PM

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FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Raplixa (human fibrin sealant) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help control bleeding during surgery, the agency said in a news release.

Raplixa's use is sanctioned when standard surgical techniques -- including sutures -- are "ineffective or impractical," the FDA said. The spray-dried product is dissolved in the blood and triggers a reaction that promotes clotting to help stop bleeding.

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