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Drug for Severe Sepsis Is Withdrawn From Market, Fails to Reduce Mortality

Mike Mitka
JAMA. 2011;306(22):2439-2440. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.1755.
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A drug once believed to improve mortality rates of patients with severe sepsis has been withdrawn from the market because new evidence has revealed it fails to do so—10 years after the drug was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Eli Lilly and Company announced on October 25 that it was withdrawing drotrecogin alfa (activated) [Xigris, a recombinant human activated protein C (rhAPC)].

A medication thought to improve mortality rates of patients with severe sepsis has been removed from the market because a recent study found it fared no better than placebo.

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A medication thought to improve mortality rates of patients with severe sepsis has been removed from the market because a recent study found it fared no better than placebo.

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