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Breathe Deeply: Safety Concerns Over Spiriva

Several months after concerns were raised about the safety of the blockbuster Spiriva inhaler that is used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a previously unpublished epidemiological study has surfaced. And the data, which has been published in BMJ Open, indicates the medication is associated with an increased risk of angina, heart attacks and stroke [...]
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Large International Study of COPD Drug Finds Two Types of Inhalers Equally Safe and Effective

Health : Newswise Medical News (12 months ago)

An international study led by a Johns Hopkins pulmonary expert finds that the drug tiotropium (marketed as the Spiriva brand), can be delivered safely and effectively to people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in bo... Read Post

Safety Concerns Over Inhaler Device For Chronic Lung Disease

Health : Medical News Today (3 years ago)

A mist inhaler used to deliver the drug tiotropium to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may be linked to an increased risk of death, suggests a study published on bmj.com today. The findings add weight to re... Read Post

Breathe Deeply: Spiriva Studies Show Troubling Pattern Of Serious Heart Risks, If You Know Where To Look

Medical / Pharmaceutical : Pharmalot (3 years ago)

Last month, a widely publicized study raised concerns about the safety of the blockbuster Spiriva inhaler that is used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary isease. The meta-analysis published in the British Medical Journal found t... Read Post


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