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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Raptiva and the FDA

Yesterday, the FDA announced the voluntary withdrawal of Raptiva from the US Market by its manufacturer Genentech. According to the FDA, there have been three confirmed and one possible case of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) in people taking Raptiva; three of those people died.

Sources tell us that PML is caused by a virus that affects the central nervous system. PML usually occurs in people whose immune systems have been severely weakened. It leads to an irreversible decline in neurologic function and death.

If you have taken Raptiva for more than three years, you may be entitled to compensation. If you have suffered form PML symptoms, which may include unusual weakness, loss of coordination, changes in vision, difficulty speaking, and personality changes, you may be entitled to compensation.

There is no known effective treatment for PML. Raptiva was approved by the FDA in 2003. It is a once-weekly injection for adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. The drug has been on the market for 6 years.

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