FDA: Spiriva HandiHaler doesn't increase stroke or heart risks

01/14/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The

The FDA concluded that clinical data show no concrete evidence that Spiriva HandiHaler heightens the risk of stroke or cardiovascular problems in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The product, which is owned by Boehringer Ingelheim and Pfizer, underwent a government investigation in 2008 because of stroke concerns.

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