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Robert Allison
04-02-2007, 12:48 PM
Yet another high profile pharmaceutical plagued by side effects:

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/554407?sssdmh=dm1.259527&src=ddd

March 30, 2007 (East Hanover, NJ) - Novartis, in compliance with an FDA request, has suspended marketing and sales of its irritable bowel/constipation drug Zelnorm (tegaserod maleate), after an analysis of its clinical database pointed to a higher incidence of MI, stroke, and unstable angina among patients taking the drug.

You have to sign up (free) to view the article. I didn't realize that at the time of posting. The gist of the article is in the first paragraph, posted above.