FDA Issues Warning On Anemia Drugs, Death Link

September 29, 2008

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning in regards to stroke patients who use anemia drugs.Washington (ChattahBox) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning in regards to stroke patients who use anemia drugs.

The FDA has found, following the results of a German study, that these anemia drugs taken by stroke patients, actually increase their risk of death.

The study, which consisted of 522 stroke patients, tested out the anemia drugs Aranesp, Procrit, as well as Epogen on these patients.

After just 3 months went by, 16% of those who received the anemia drugs died, compared to 9% on the placebo.

The FDA is going to continue to review the safety of these drugs.


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