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Editor's Correspondence
November 10, 2003

Cost-effectiveness of Newer Antiplatelet Drugs

Arch Intern Med. 2003;163(20):2533-2534. doi:10.1001/archinte.163.20.2533-a

Jneid and colleagues1 have comprehensively reviewed the clinical benefits of adding clopidogrel to aspirin therapy for patients with acute non–ST-segment elevation coronary syndromes. However, their approach was flawed in terms of focusing on relative risk reductions, a ploy commonly used by the pharmaceutical industry to promote the efficacy of their products in a misleading manner.