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WASHINGTON (AP) ‚  Federal regulators are reviewing data that suggest the asthma medication Xolair can cause heart attacks, strokes and other potentially deadly problems.

The Food and Drug Administration says preliminary results from a study of 5,000 patients taking the drug suggests an increased risk of heart problems and stroke. The drug's manufacturer Genentech, a unit of Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche, designed the study to track the long-term safety of the drug over five years.

A representative for Genentech says final results are not expected until 2012. The South San Francisco-based company says it will continue gathering safety information about Xolair.

The FDA says patients should continue taking the drug as directed.


Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

 

 

 
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