On June 20, 1997, the FDA approved Posicor despite findings from a congestive heart failure study suggesting that it might fatally disrupt heart rhythm (arrhythmia) when used with other drugs. The 2,400-patient clinical study found that 142 patients suddenly died after taking either Posicor or a placebo. The patients given Posicor died at a rate about 10% greater than those who took a comparator...MORE >>
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