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FDA sees heart risk in J&J drug

Johnson & Johnson’s experimental diabetes drug might bring minor heart risks because it raised cholesterol levels in patient testing, according to federal drug reviewers.

In documents released Tuesday, Food and Drug Administration staff experts conclude studies showed J&J’s canagliflozin raised levels of LDL, or bad cholesterol, and slightly increased risk of heart attack, stroke, or death, compared to two other types of diabetes medications.

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