HIV Drugs May Increase Risk Of Heart Attack: FDA

Law360, New York (March 28, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has revealed that two anti-HIV drugs, Ziagen and Videx, may lead to an increased risk of heart attack in patients.

In an early communication published Thursday, the FDA said that data collected from a large study had shown GlaxoSmithKline’s Ziagen and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.’s Videx may increase the risk of heart attack by as much as 90% while patients are taking the drugs.

The study, called The Data Collection on Adverse Events of Anti-HIV Drugs Study observed more than 33,000...
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