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Plavix taken with stomach drugs leads to deaths


Today Bloomberg reports that heart patients taking the anti-clotting drug Plavix were 25% more likely to die or be readmitted to a hospital if they also took pills to prevent stomach bleeding. This conclusion came from a study of 8,205 acute coronary syndrome patients given Plavix after being discharged from Veterans Affairs hospitals from October 2003 to January 2006. About 30 percent of patients taking the stomach medicines, known as proton pump inhibitors, died or were readmitted, compared with 21 percent of those given only Plavix. The information was contained in a report issued today by the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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