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Wallets rejoice as Plavix goes generic

May 21, 2012
  • By Holly Strawbridge, Former Editor, Harvard Health

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Holly Strawbridge, Former Editor, Harvard Health

Holly Strawbridge was the executive editor of the Harvard Heart Letter from May 2012 to June 2013. See Full Bio
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V Raja
July 20, 2012

thanks for nice information.. i will share this info with my friends in facebook…..

July 15, 2012

Of course it is good if a drug that people need can be obtain cheaper. However I rally wish western medicine would get a whole lot better at preventative medicine and “whole person” care instead of just focusing on the immediate complaint. If there was a little more attention up front maybe we could avoid some of the problems later on. But I want to thank all the medical professionals and researchers for all their hard work and dedication.


July 8, 2012

To be honest, I love when meds go generic, because it leaves more people with options vs quality. especially that everyone should be able to have affordable health insurace since the law is official now that obama won the vote about over a week ago.

Enough of this price hording. I just hope they dont water down the effectivness of these meds now. The health industry can be shady at times.

Medicare Supplement
July 6, 2012

I too would like to know what it means for medicare. Will we need to expect higher rates on our Medicare Supplemental Insurance Plan?

Reputation Management
July 2, 2012

Which blog you have shared really informative and interesting , I like it .

gamis kaos
July 2, 2012

plavix is good but have side effect.. so be careful of using it..

July 1, 2012

Must be generic ?

Thanks –
June 29, 2012

must be a generic version of any medicine which is required at the critical levels so that any person who needs it badly

June 13, 2012

I have the seem question as Gary A. why do the elderly have to pay more.?Do the Drs. get a bigger pay back from it. I think its a disgrace to go after the elderly, when alot of them are financially striped; thanks

patent company
June 4, 2012

There must be a generic version of any medicine which is required at the critical levels so that any person who needs it badly, well, get the one generic type easily.

May 31, 2012

The change may also save lives. “We have seen more than a few patients have heart attacks because they had stopped taking clopidogrel due to the expense,” said Dr. Thomas Lee
Nice info thank for share

Andre Carol
May 25, 2012

Plavix has side effects, and now tha is cheaper, maybe we’ll see those on the rise, so ve careful.


May 22, 2012

While I’m sure this can benefit some people, not everyone should be switching simply because its gone generic. As stated, Plavix has its side effects.

Gary Alexander
May 22, 2012

So what does this mean for users on Medicare. Is there an alternative to continuing to pay the $6-$7 per pill for the rest of 2012? Why would Medicare users have to pay a higher rate than the rest of the population?

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