Harvard Health Blog
Reversing the effects of the new anti-clotting drugs
Posted December 09, 2015, 9:00 am Samuel Z. Goldhaber, M.D., Contributing Editor The oral anticoagulant warfarin (Coumadin) became available for prescription in 1954. This anti-clotting drug commanded national attention when President Dwight Eisenhower received the drug as part of his treatment following a heart attack. No other oral anticoagulant was successfully developed and marketed in the United States until 2010.