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FDA Approves Lilly's Osteoporosis Drug EVISTA(R) (raloxifene HCl) to Reduce The Risk of Invasive Breast Cancer in Two Populations of Postmenopausal Women
Date:9/14/2007

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EVISTA does not increase or decrease the incidence of heart attack, stroke, cardiovascular death, or overall death. In a study of postmenopausal women at high risk for cardiovascular disease taking EVISTA, there was no increase in the incidence of stroke; however, there was an increase in the incidence of death due to stroke. If you have had a stroke or have a history of other significant risk factors for stroke, such as a mini-stroke (TIA/transient ischemic attack), hypertension, history of cigarette smoking or a type of irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation), you should discuss with your healthcare professional the risks versus benefits of taking EVISTA.

If you have kidney or liver problems, you should discuss these conditions with your healthcare professional before taking EVISTA.

The most commonly reported side effects are hot flashes, leg cramps, peripheral edema, arthralgia, flu syndrome and sweating. Side effects with EVISTA are usually mild, and most women don't find them serious enough to stop taking it.

Important Limitations of Use for Breast Cancer Risk Reduction

EVISTA is indicated to reduce the risk of invasive breast cancer in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis and postmenopausal women at high risk for invasive breast cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 180,000 women are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer each year(3).

EVISTA does not treat existing breast cancer, reduce the risk of getting breast cancer again or reduce the risk of all forms of breast cancer. For more information about EVISTA including prescribing information and boxed warning, log on to http://www.evista.com

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