Sunday, May 04, 2008

Wyeth and Amgen bolster fatal infection warning on skin drug

From CNN:
Drugmakers Wyeth and Amgen Inc. have bolstered warnings about tuberculosis and other life-threatening infections on the label of their skin-disorder drug Enbrel.

The new boxed warning, the most serious a drug can carry, indicates patients taking the drug have contracted infections that led to hospitalization and death. The same language previously appeared in bolded text, which is considered a less serious warning.

Infections included tuberculosis, a disease which attacks the lungs, as well as bacterial sepsis, which can cause severe fever and inflammation. ...more

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