Items Tagged ‘Plavix’

May 29, 2012

Heart Patients May Face a New Drug Dilemma

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The newly low cost of Plavix, one of the biggest-selling drugs, is intensifying debate among cardiologists over how to make sure patients get optimal benefit from any blood-thinning medication. A generic version of Plavix became available this month so there is an incentive to switch patients to it…”Professional [medical] societies don’t think the overall level […]

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Tags: Dr. Chet Rihal, Plavix, Wall Street Journal

February 23, 2012

Aspirin, Walking Can Reduce Leg Pain From Narrowed Arteries

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Low-dose aspirin may be just as effective as the more expensive Plavix when combined with a walking program to treat leg pain that’s associated with narrowing of the leg arteries. What’s known as peripheral artery disease, or PAD, can cause pain in the legs during walking because of decreased blood supply in the legs. This […]

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Tags: effectiveness of aspirin, intermittent claudication, interventional cardiologist, narrowing of the leg arteries, PAD, peripheral artery disease, Plavix, Verghese Mathew

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