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FDA Says Unsure if Novartis AG (NVS) MS Pill Caused Deaths


5/14/2012 11:08:34 AM

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it could not conclude that Novartis AG's multiple sclerosis pill Gilenya was related to unexplained deaths of patients, but it remains concerned about the cardiovascular effects of the drug after the first dose. In recent months, doctors have grown more cautious about the drug following reports of heart problems in some patients and the death of one person in the United States within 24 hours of starting treatment.

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