New warning of limited Plavix

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New warning of limited Plavix
Fri, 03-12-2010 - 7:26pm

US orders new warning of limited Plavix effectiveness
By AFP - Fri Mar 12, 2:46 PM PST


WASHINGTON (AFP) - US health officials Friday ordered the makers of the Plavix anti-blood clotting agent to add a boxed warning to its packets saying the drug may be less effective in preventing heart attacks in people who cannot metabolize it properly.


The blood thinner Plavix which is used to prevent heart attacks and strokes is pictured in a Miami, Florida pharmacy in 2007. US health officials Friday ordered the makers of the Plavix to add a boxed warning to its packets saying the drug may be less effective in preventing heart attacks in people who cannot metabolize it properly.(AFP/File/Robert Sullivan)

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