FDA reviews Boehringer's Spiriva HandiHaler for stroke risk

The FDA announced Tuesday that it is conducting a safety review of Boehringer Ingelheim's Spiriva HandiHaler, a treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, after the company reported that it may increase the risk of stroke. The agency has asked the company to submit more data on the inhaler but warned patients against discontinuing treatment without proper medical advice.

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