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    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
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  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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NEW YORK -- Stent patients who take the blood thinner Plavix along with certain heartburn drugs may face a greater risk of heart attack, stroke and other dangerous events, according to a study of more than 14,000 patients in a database kept by pharmacy benefits manager Medco Health Solutions.

The numbers showed that stent patients who were taking Plavix with popular prescription heartburn drugs, including Nexium, were significantly more likely to be hospitalized for a heart attack, stroke, chest pain or a coronary artery bypass operation than those who took Plavix alone.

Medco's chief medical officer said heartburn drugs could interfere with a liver enzyme needed to process Plavix, neutralizing its effects. But he stressed that patients should not stop taking Plavix or heartburn drugs, particularly if they have a history of stomach problems.

A spokesman for Bristol-Myers said the company is reviewing the data. But he questioned Medco's approach and urged patients to talk with their doctors before taking any action.

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NEW YORK -- Stent patients who take the blood thinner Plavix along with certain heartburn drugs may face a greater risk of heart attack, stroke and other dangerous events, according to a study of more than 14,000 patients in a database kept by pharmacy benefits manager Medco Health Solutions.

The numbers showed that stent patients who were taking Plavix with popular prescription heartburn drugs, including Nexium, were significantly more likely to be hospitalized for a heart attack, stroke, chest pain or a coronary artery bypass operation than those who took Plavix alone.

Medco's chief medical officer said heartburn drugs could interfere with a liver enzyme needed to process Plavix, neutralizing its effects. But he stressed that patients should not stop taking Plavix or heartburn drugs, particularly if they have a history of stomach problems.

A spokesman for Bristol-Myers said the company is reviewing the data. But he questioned Medco's approach and urged patients to talk with their doctors before taking any action.

Seems as though a person can not squint their eyes in today's time for it will surely kill them!!!

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Well I take plavix and nexium cause the VA to me of the acidiflex that worked much better for me. I don't know if I could tolerate the damn heartburn if I can't take anything for it though.

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A little late on this reply, but Pete I have been on Nexium for over 10 yrs and no way can I miss a pill every day.

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