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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Bad Medicine!

As much as I believe in the policies of FDA, they are not perfect and they make some bad decision sometimes. Unfortunately they have made a bad one lately. The only reason I am writing about this is because I want people to know. If we can recall the FDA approved Raptiva in October 2003 for the treatment of moderate-to-severe psoriasis, a chronic immune-system disease which causes thick, red, scaly patches to appear on the surface of the skin. In February 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it was investigating recent reports of Raptiva causing three deaths from PML and other severe cases of the disease in people taking the drug. The main side effects is brain infection called Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy or PML. The drug is called Raptiva and I encourage you to get all the information about this medicine and the side effects. It is our responsibility to ensure we are aware of all the risks when taking drugs especially this one. It is my opinion though that this drug should be taken off the market, the FDA has to draw the line somewhere when a drugs has more negative effects than benefits. It is up to us to make the change.

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