new antiplatelet drug called Plavix

You'll see a new antiplatelet drug called Plavix...from Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi.

Plavix (clopidogrel) is similar to Ticlid (ticlopidine)...but with a much lower risk of neutropenia.

These drugs are used as an alternative to ASA...to prevent heart attacks and stroke in patients with ischemic heart disease.

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