Pfizer recalls lung drug after two deaths

Pfizer, Inc is voluntarily recalling its drug to treat a life-threatening lung condition and will end studies of the pill after it was linked to potentially deadly liver toxicity. The European Medicines Agency on Friday said the modest-selling drug, used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension, was withdrawn due to “new information on two cases of fatal liver injury.” About 1,100 patients have taken Thelin since it was launched in Europe in 2006 and in Australia and Canada the following year.

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