Federal agents investigate the Army's use of Factor VII

05/16/2010 | Sun (Baltimore), The

Agents from the Army's Criminal Investigation Command are investigating the Army's use of a blood-clotting drug, Factor VII, to treat wounded soldiers, sources said. The drug is controversial because some trials have shown it is ineffective, and the FDA and European regulators have warned it can cause fatal blood clots. Novo Nordisk, the maker of the treatment, said it is cooperating with the investigation, while a spokeswoman for the Army Medical Command declined to comment.

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