Heart problem with HIV drug combo

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Heart problem with HIV drug combo
Wed, 02-24-2010 - 12:55pm

FDA warns of heart problem with HIV drug combo By Reuters
- Tue Feb 23, 2:33 PM PST


NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday that HIV drugs Invirase and Norvir might lead to an abnormal heart rhythm when used in combination, according to preliminary data the agency is reviewing.


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Medicines to treat HIV -- the virus that causes AIDS -- are typically given in multi-drug combinations. Norvir is sold by Abbott Laboratories, while Invirase is made by Roche Holding Ltd's Genentech unit.


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