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State sues drugmakers over Plavix claims

A lawsuit names two pharmaceutical firms in claiming deceptive marketing practices

By Rob Shikina

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 20, 2014

~~<p>The state attorney general is suing the manufacturers of a blockbuster prescription blood thinner who he says covered up evidence that the pricey alternative to aspirin would be ineffective for much of Hawaii's population.</p>
<p>The lawsuit was filed in Circuit Court on Wednesday against Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi-Aventis, the manufacturers of Plavix, which is supposed to reduce heart attacks, strokes and vascular death.</p>
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The state attorney general is suing the manufacturers of a blockbuster prescription blood thinner who he says covered up evidence that the pricey alternative to aspirin would be ineffective for much of Hawaii's population.

The lawsuit was filed in Circuit Court on Wednesday against Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi-Aventis, the manufacturers of Plavix, which is supposed to reduce heart attacks, strokes and vascular death. Login for more...



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