GSK: Promacta improved platelet count in late-stage study

12/7/2008 | Reuters

GlaxoSmithKline reported data from a Phase III trial showing that patients who received Promacta, an FDA-approved treatment for chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura, had an eight-times greater chance of having a prolonged increase in blood-platelet count compared with those who took a placebo. The study also found that Promacta increased the risk of liver problems but did not cause serious liver damage, GSK said.

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