Study: Heart Drug May Increase Risk of Death A new study on heart-failure drug neseritide shows one month of the drug's use increases the risk of death by 80 percent, compared to similar drugs. Researchers say it shouldn't have been approved in the first place, but many doctors still want to use it because of the immediate relief it provides.
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Study: Heart Drug May Increase Risk of Death

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Study: Heart Drug May Increase Risk of Death

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Study: Heart Drug May Increase Risk of Death

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A new study on heart-failure drug neseritide shows one month of the drug's use increases the risk of death by 80 percent, compared to similar drugs. Researchers say it shouldn't have been approved in the first place, but many doctors still want to use it because of the immediate relief it provides.