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Ariad halts US sales of key drug

The outlook for Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. went from bad to worse Thursday after the troubled maker of cancer drugs bowed to regulatory pressure to stop marketing its leukemia treatment in the United States, casting a shadow over the company’s future.

Ariad said the move came in response to a request by the Food and Drug Administration, which on Thursday issued a drug safety communication warning that the company’s pill, called Iclusig, carried “the risk of life-threatening blood clots and severe narrowing of blood vessels.”

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