Clopidogrel (Plavix) will compete with prasugrel (Effient)

Clopidogrel (Plavix) will compete with prasugrel (Effient) after it's approved...as early as this summer.

They're both in the same class...thienopyridines.

Prasugrel seems to be more effective than clopidogrel (Plavix)... for reducing cardiovascular events in some patients getting angioplasty for acute coronary syndrome.

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