Plavix Heart Attacks, Strokes, and Ulcers

October 11, 2013

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects
Any patient given Plavix as a blood thinner to combat blood clots, heart attacks, and strokes.
Heart attack, stroke, gastrointestinal bleeding, or ulcers. Those with a history of peptic ulcer disease have been reported to suffer bleeding
Bristol-Myers-Squibb / Sanofi-Aventis
Additional Details
Legal cases have now been launched. Generic versions of the drug, no longer in patent, remain in use.
FDA concern reported in 1998. Plavix patent expired 2012.