Study aims to determine whether genes affect Plavix effectiveness

04/19/2010 | News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), The

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill launched a study to determine whether heart patients carry a genetic trait that affects their response to blood thinner Plavix. The scientists hope the trial will help doctors screen patients who would benefit from the treatment and clarify a metabolism warning from the FDA.

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