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Japan competition for Plavix looms as prasugrel stacks up in comparative trial

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Executive Summary

New detailed Phase III results for prasugrel show that the Daiichi Sankyo oral antiplatelet agent reduced the risk of major non-fatal cardiovascular events by 23%, with no increase in clinically relevant bleeding, compared with clopidogrel in Japanese patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).



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