Quest Diagnostics Brings Genetic Test...

Quest Diagnostics Brings Genetic Testing For Plavix(R) Response To...

There are 2 comments on the MediLexicon story from Oct 8, 2009, titled Quest Diagnostics Brings Genetic Testing For Plavix(R) Response To.... In it, MediLexicon reports that:

DNA testing for gene variants that can increase the risk of major coronary events in certain patients taking the anti-clotting drug Plavix is now being performed by Quest Diagnostics for Scripps Health patients electing to undergo coronary stent procedures.

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Bubbah

Avon Park, FL

#1 Oct 9, 2009
After my h/attack and stents in 6/2006 I was put on the generic equiv. of Plavix, then a year later, I went to pick up my 'scripts' and noted the extra $20 and te pharmacist told me there was a problem with the generic. Now it is 10/09....anyone know if there is now an equiv. generic to Plavix??
JohnARNP

Auburndale, FL

#2 Oct 21, 2009
Plavix will not be generic until 2011 in the US. There was a brief time you were able to buy a generic becasue there was a breech to the patent and the generic company was sued in court. If you have had an MI, keep taking your Plavix and Aspirin. These 2 medications work together to prevent another heart attack.
Bubbah wrote:
After my h/attack and stents in 6/2006 I was put on the generic equiv. of Plavix, then a year later, I went to pick up my 'scripts' and noted the extra $20 and te pharmacist told me there was a problem with the generic. Now it is 10/09....anyone know if there is now an equiv. generic to Plavix??

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