Gene variation affects patients' response to Plavix

10/26/2010 | Yahoo!

U.S. researchers analyzed nine published studies and found that patients with a variation of the CYP2C19 gene who underwent heart surgery were less likely to benefit from Plavix, an anti-clotting drug from Bristol-Meyers Squibb and Sanofi-Aventis. They said a genetic test might help pinpoint patients who are most likely to respond to the treatment.

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