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  • Martin Cane, M.D.
    Health Pro
    June 19, 2008
    Martin Cane, M.D.
    Health Pro
    June 19, 2008

    rcurich,

     

    Thanks for your question.  Plavix is a popular blood thinner that is used to help prevent strokes, heart attacks, and clots in blood vessels is also known by its generic name - clopidogrel. 

     

    There is presently no generic available on the market.  In 2006, a Canadian company released generic clopidogrel, but was quickly withdrawn due to a patent dispute.  A European company also claims to be close to releasing this generic, but a patent dispute is likely to occur again.  Bristol-Myers Squibb currently has the patent on Plavix, which is not due to expire until 2011.

     

    I hope this information has been helpful.

     

    Martin Cane, M.D.

    • Bill
      August 31, 2009
      Bill
      August 31, 2009

      A Canadian pharmacy offers a product they call Plavix made by a company other than Bristol Meyers Squibb. Is this a true copy of Plavix?

      Thank you Bill Pardey

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    • Ken
      Ken
      December 30, 2009
      Ken
      Ken
      December 30, 2009

      The generic version is back on the Canadian market...I just bought some for less than a third of the price of Plavix....

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    • tamali
      January 27, 2010
      tamali
      January 27, 2010

      I bought my Plavix online via www.medsheaven.com and its worth the shot.

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    • OrlandoA
      June 02, 2010
      OrlandoA
      June 02, 2010

      Thanks

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