Study: New Heart Pill Beats Plavix

November 4th, 2007 in Medicine & Health / Medications
Study: New Heart Pill Beats Plavix (AP)
Dr. Steven Nissen poses in his lab at the Cleveland Clinic beside screens with images of coronary arteries as seen by intravascular ultrasound in Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 16, 2004. The experimental drug, prasugrel, a new blood thinner proved better than Plavix, one of the world's top-selling drugs, at preventing heart problems after procedures to open clogged arteries, doctors reported Sunday Nov. 4, 2007. But the new drug also raised the risk of serious bleeding. "I'm encouraged by the results" and think prasugrel should win Food and Drug Administration approval because it so dramatically cuts non-fatal heart attacks, said the Cleveland Clinic's Dr. Steven Nissen, a frequent government adviser. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)


Dr. Steven Nissen poses in his lab at the Cleveland Clinic beside screens with images of coronary arteries as seen by intravascular ultrasound in Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 16, 2004. The experimental drug, prasugrel, a new blood thinner proved better than Plavix, one of the world's top-selling drugs, at preventing heart problems after procedures to open clogged arteries, doctors reported Sunday Nov. 4, 2007. But the new drug also raised the risk of serious bleeding. "I'm encouraged by the results" and think prasugrel should win Food and Drug Administration approval because it so dramatically cuts non-fatal heart attacks, said the Cleveland Clinic's Dr. Steven Nissen, a frequent government adviser. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

(AP) -- A new blood thinner proved better than Plavix, one of the world's top-selling drugs, at preventing heart problems after procedures to open clogged arteries, doctors reported Sunday. But the new drug also raised the risk of serious bleeding.



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