Pfizer Inc. (PFE)'s Spiriva May Raise Risk of Early Death
6/15/2011 8:06:23 AM
Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH and Pfizer Inc. (PFE)’s Spiriva mist inhaler for chronic lung disease may raise the risk of an early death, a review of five studies found.
The use of Spiriva administered in mist form was associated with a 52 percent increase in the risk of mortality, compared with patients given only a placebo, according to the review published today in the British Medical Journal. The analysis included five clinical trials involving more than 6,500 patients.
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