Government-funded study finds death risk in PPI-Plavix combo

03/3/2009 | Bloomberg

A study funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs showed that the combination of anti-clotting drug Plavix and stomach drugs known as proton pump inhibitors increased the risk of death or hospital readmission by 25%. A spokeswoman for Plavix maker Bristol-Myers Squibb said the company is working with the FDA to address the issue. She advised health care professionals to "re-evaluate the need for starting or continuing treatment" with the stomach medicines.

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