J&J trial links anemia drug to patient deaths in stroke trial

09/18/2008 | Google

Preliminary results of a study on Eprex -- an anemia drug developed by Johnson & Johnson's Ortho Biotech unit and sold as Procrit in the U.S. -- showed that more ischemic stroke patients who received the drug died compared with those who received a placebo, the company announced Wednesday. Ortho Biotech said it has notified U.S. and European regulators and is undertaking further analyses of the results.

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