Possible fifth case of brain infection linked to Tysabri

Share this article:
A possible fifth case of a rare and deadly brain infection linked to the multiple sclerosis (MS) drug Tysabri has been reported to federal regulators, The Wall Street Journal reported today.
The case was reported May 16 through the FDA's Adverse Event Reporting System, which collects reports of possible drug reactions from doctors and drug makers.
An FDA spokeswoman told the newspaper that these reports don't represent confirmed cases.
The fifth possible case was reported by an unnamed health professional and concerns a female patient whose age is undisclosed. No other details of her condition were available, the newspaper report said.
Share this article:
You must be a registered member of MMM to post a comment.

Email Newsletters

More in Business Briefs

FDA lifts OncoMed partial hold

The FDA froze the clinical trial of anti-Fzd7 vantictumab in July over concern about "bone-related adverse events."

Research links estrogen and binge eating

Baylor College of Medicine researchers have found that an estrogen replacement suppressed binge-eating behavior among lab mice.

Apple selfies spur diabetes donations

Jazz apples has launched a Crunch to Contribute campaign to raise money for one of two diabetes associations.