Monday, August 25, 2008

Non-Zionism Related:

This is a fascinating article on Bayer's Trasylol drug. It was recently pulled from the market:

"Studies have found that Trasylol can increase the risk of kidney damage compared with other drugs," Dr. Gerald Dal Pan, the FDA's director of the Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology, said during the news conference.

In 2006, he added, the FDA limited the use of Trasylol and strengthened its warnings. Subsequently, he said, studies found that Trasylol increased the risk of in-hospital death among patients undergoing cardiac bypass surgery. In addition, Dal Pan said, two studies this year found that the drug increased the long-term mortality of patients who had undergone bypass surgery.

The suspension follows news last month that a major Canadian trial of the drug was terminated because of an increase in deaths for cardiac surgery patients using it.

The trial was designed to show that Trasylol was better than other drugs in controlling bleeding, Dal Pan said. "That study was halted, because Trasylol appeared to increase the risk for death compared with two other drugs," he said.

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