Taking Plavix in addition to aspirin to prevent a first heart attack? You could be wasting your time. A study, soon to be published in The New England Journal of Medicine, found Plavix offered no benefit over low-dose aspirin treatment, and caused dangerous internal bleeding.
The trial studied 15,000 Plavix users who were either at risk for a heart attack or stroke and those who previously had a stroke, heart attack, or blocked artery in the leg.
The study found:
Plavix is the world’s top-selling drug and generates more than $6 billion in annual sales.
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