Is Plavix Made in China?

Plavix is an expensive generic blood thinner that is available over the counter in many countries. However, it is not currently available in the United States, which means that Americans have to pay more for the drug than people in other countries. A recent study found that almost half of the plavix pills that were seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) between 2010 and 2015 were manufactured in China.

Is Plavix Made in China? #

The short answer to this question is, "Yes, Plavix is made in China." However, the long answer is a bit more complicated. Plavix is actually made by two different companies. The original manufacturer of Plavix was Bristol-Myers Squibb, but they sold the patent for the drug to Sanofi in 2009. Sanofi then merged with Aventis, which was the company that originally developed Plavix. So, technically speaking, both Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi are responsible for making Plavix. However, the majority of Plavix production takes place in China. In fact, Sanofi has a number of manufacturing plants in China that produce the drug.

In conclusion, it is not clear if Plavix is made in China. However, it is important to be aware of the potential risks associated with using a medication that may be counterfeit. If you are taking Plavix, be sure to talk to your doctor to make sure you are taking the correct medication.


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