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Edoxaban Significantly Reduces Risk of Venous Thromboembolism by Half Compared to Enoxaparin in Japanese and Taiwanese Patients Following Knee or Hip Arthroplasty Surgery
Date:12/12/2011

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Patients enrolled in the STARS E-III (Japanese and Taiwanese patients) and STARS J-V (Japanese patients) studies were randomized to receive either oral edoxaban 30 mg once daily or subcutaneous enoxaparin 20 mg (2,000 IU) twice daily for 11 to 14 days, in line with standard clinical practice in Japan. [i,ii]

"We are pleased to see positive outcomes with edoxaban in this patient population," said Dr. Kazunori Hirokawa, Global Head of R&D Unit, Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. "These results further support the safety and efficacy of edoxaban in the prevention of DVT and PE following major orthopedic surgery. Daiichi Sankyo remains committed to developing edoxaban in our global clinical trials program."

About Edoxaban
Edoxaban is a once-daily oral anticoagulant that directly inhibits Factor Xa, an important factor in the coagulation process. Edoxaban is currently available only in Japan, licensed for the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty, total hip arthroplasty and hip fracture surgery. Daiichi Sankyo continues to develop edoxaban at a global level as a potential new treatment for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation, and the treatment and prevention of recurrent VTE. Notably, Daiichi Sankyo has more than 25 years experience conducting research in the area of Factor Xa inhibition and was the first company to study these compounds in humans.

About the Pooled STARS Analysis
The analysis drew data from two Phase III comparative studies, STARS E-III and STARS J-V.

  • The STARS E-III[i] study was a double-blind, enoxaparin-controlled, randomized study comparing edoxaban 30 mg once daily and enoxaparin 20 mg (2,000 IU) in the prevention of VTE in a total of 716 Japanese and Taiwanese patients undergoing TKA[i].
  • The STARS J-V[ii] study was a double-blind, enoxaparin-controlled, randomized study comparing ed
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