Effient (EF-fee-ent, prasugrel), a new oral antiplatelet drug for patients getting angioplasty

You'll soon see Effient (EF-fee-ent, prasugrel), a new oral antiplatelet drug for patients getting angioplasty.

Think of it as a more powerful cousin to clopidogrel (Plavix).

Effient is more effective than clopidogrel for preventing heart attacks after angioplasty...but it also causes more bleeding.

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