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Stop Direct to Consumer Marketing - April 2, 2007 8:18:00 AM   
Dr.Wagner


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This HEAVILY marketed drug was just pulled:

(From AMA Morning Rounds)

Irritable bowel drug Zelnorm removed from U.S. market. The New York Times (3/31, Harris) reported that Novartis, "the maker of Zelnorm (tegaserod), a medicine that treats constipation-related irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), stopped selling the drug Friday" after FDA officials concluded that "it might cause heart attacks and strokes. In 29 studies, 13 of 11,614 patients given Zelnorm had heart problems, including one who died. Just one of 7,031 patients given placebos had similar problems. Officials at the FDA said the drug was not effective enough to merit such risks."

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