Quick Cox-2, Tysabri responses could signal new industry safety actions

03/1/2005 | Reuters

Coming fresh on the heels of perceived problems concerning Cox-2 inhibitors, the decision by the drug's makers and the FDA to withdraw Tysabri from the market soon after the death of a patient could signal the beginning of an era of faster responses to safety and legal problems drugs may cause. A member of the Washington Analysis research group said the "semi-hysteria over drug safety" probably had as much influence on the response as anything else.

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