Multaq Use Limited by FDA

Posted by Sarah Showard | Dec 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

A recent study showed Multaq doubled the risk of heart-related complications in patients with permanent atrial fibrillation. The study, conducted bythe drugmaker,  Sanofi, showed higher rates of heart attack, stroke and death in certain patients. While the FDA did not remove Multaq from the market, they recommended restricting the use of the drug to patients with the short term form of the condition and the related condition atrial flutter.

Additional information may be foundon the FDA website at

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Sarah Showard graduated from the University of Maryland in 1985, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English-Linguistics and a Certification in Womens Studies. She then graduated from New York University School of Law in 1988. Sarah began practice initially as an insurance defense attorne...


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