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Public Citizen Petition to FDA to Warn Against Prolonged Use of Clopidogrel (Plavix) in Cardiac-Stent Patients Because of Lethal Side Effects, No Benefit

August 21, 2013

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Public Citizen petitions the Food and Drug Administration to warn patients and doctors that taking the widely prescribed drug clopidogrel (brand name: Plavix) for more than a year after having a drug-eluting stent implanted can lead to potentially fatal bleeding without providing further benefits.

September 12, 2013, Initial response from FDA

February 18, 2014, Interim response from FDA

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