February 10, 2017 / 1:22 PM / 6 months ago

EMA panel recommends that use of Actelion's Uptravi may continue

Swiss biotech company Actelion's logo is seen on a package of Uptravi medications displayed at the company's headquarters in Allschwil, Switzerland January 26, 2017.Arnd Wiegmann

ZURICH (Reuters) - A European Medicines Agency drug safety panel recommended on Friday that Actelion's Uptravi drug may continue to be used in line with current prescription information amid a probe into five deaths in France among those using the pulmonary arterial hypertension medicine.

Reporting by John Miller; Editing by Michael Shields

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