Friday, February 20, 2009

Raptiva and the FDA

As more stories emerge about progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) in patients using the psoriasis drug Raptiva (efalizumab), the FDA has issued a public health advisory. Raptiva is a biologic agent and in October 2008, a black box warning was added to the product label. Raptiva is manufactured by Genentech.

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