Should you be on Plavix?

Should you be taking Plavix?  Dr. Archer Georgiou gives some timely advice to Fox news about the dangers of taking Plavix without proper information.  For about half the population, taking this popular drug carries great risk with no or minimal benefit to alternatives.  A simple genetic test can determine whether you (or your loved ones) are part […]

Should you be taking Plavix?  Dr. Archer Georgiou gives some timely advice to Fox news about the dangers of taking Plavix without proper information.  For about half the population, taking this popular drug carries great risk with no or minimal benefit to alternatives.  A simple genetic test can determine whether you (or your loved ones) are part of the 50% for whom alternatives should be strongly considered.  Unfortunately, many doctors all too easily prescribe the blockbuser drug without doing this test.

Dr. Georgiou’s advice? “Demand (don’t request) the genetic blood test to determine whether Plavix can be metabolized.

Watch the entire video to learn more: http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/dpp/buzz/Plavix-Prescription-Perspective-Dr.-Georgiou-nov-29-2011

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