Benzinga  Jun 22  Comment 
The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO) today announced the approval of KENGREAL(TM) (cangrelor) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an adjunctive therapy to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for reducing periprocedural...
FierceBiotech  Jun 22  Comment 
A year after enduring a stinging FDA rejection, the Medicines Company convinced regulators to change their minds on the blood-thinning cangrelor, winning approval to treat a smaller group of patients after years of development.
FierceBiotech  May 1  Comment 
The Medicines Company won FDA approval for a pair of new acute care treatments, moving on from a series of setbacks with hopes of bagging a third nod next month.
newratings.com  May 1  Comment 
LONDON (dpa-AFX) - Exelixis Inc. (EXEL) now expects top-line results from its phase 3 pivotal trial of its drug candidate Cabozantinib in metastatic renal cell carcinoma to be available at the end of the second quarter or early in the third...
Benzinga  Apr 16  Comment 
The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO)'s blood-clot prevention drug will serve as a last-line treatment with limited sales, an analyst said Thursday. A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Wednesday recommended the company's cangrelor as...
Forbes  Apr 16  Comment 
On Wednesday the FDA's Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee voted 9-2-1 to recommend approval of cangrelor during PCI to reduce the risk of periprocedural thrombotic events such as MI, stent thrombosis, and ischemia driven...
Benzinga  Apr 15  Comment 
The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee (CRDAC) has voted 9 - 2 with one abstention to recommend approval of the investigational...


Based in Parsippany, NJ, The Medicines Company (MDCO) is engaged in acquiring, developing, and marketing specialty pharmaceutical primarily for cardiovascular indications. Its leading product, Angiomax (bivalirudin), which was acquired from Biogen Idec, Inc. in 1996, is used as an anticoagulant in patients undergoing coronary angioplasty. The company's other late-stage products include Clevidipine and Cangrelor, both acquired from AstraZeneca several years ago. Clevidipine is an intravenous drug (calcium channel blocker) intended for the short-term control of blood pressure in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Cangrelor is an intravenous anticoagulant, having potential uses in coronary angioplasty and cardiac surgery. The company sells its products through its own sales force and distributors. In 2006, sales of Angiomax helped generate $214.0 million revenue.


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