Navigation Links
Biotech drug causing anemia-EPREX

EPREX, a version of the human recombinant "erythropoietin", a genetically engineered drug, has recently been found to cause a potentially life-threatening anaemia among patients who have been administered with this drug. This drug introduced in the late 1980s and is used to treat patients with kidney disease. //The disease, called Pure Red Cell Aphasia or PRCA usually occurs in vanishingly small number of people and patients affected with this disease need regular blood transfusions. PRCA, though linked to disease of the thymus gland, some viruses and other auto-immune diseases, has never been linked to kidney diseases or drugs used to treat it, till recently.

A special session on the problem was chaired by Dr. Richard Glassock, a kidney specialist at the annual meeting of the American Society of Nephrology, who stated that there have been more than 150 cases of PRCA, which indicates a hundredfold increase over the usual rate. It has also been found that almost all patients who were attacked by this disease were those who were injected the drug under the skin rather than into a vein. However the reason as to why this is happening is not very clear. The German medical professor Eberhard Ritz, who co-chaired the session, said that the answer to this mystery lies in the way Eprex is formulated and not in the drug itself.

French physician Jerome Rossert, one of the first to report this mystery says, its link to method of injection is puzzling, since the number of PRCA cases in France is 33 while Germany reported only 3 cases, in spite of both nations have almost the same no. of kidney patients who inject the drug under the skin. He was however convinced about the safety of human recombinant erythropoietin, though he recommended caution in the use of biotech drugs. The disease, says Dr. Glassock,though debilitating, is curable through a kidney transplant.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Biotechnology industry expected to grow into a three billion dollar industry by 2002
2. Biotechnology on the lead
3. Panacea Biotech To Market Anthrax Vaccine
4. Commercialization of Biotech Discoveries, An Encouragement For Researchers
5. Leading Biotech Companies Are Interested In Acquisition Of Smaller Companies
6. Biologicals Transfer Proposal between US and Indian Biotechnology
7. Vical Biotech and NIH jointly develops HIV vaccine
8. Biotechnology Initiatives Planned In Hyderabad
9. Biotech Osiris to go public
10. Western Region Tops in Indian Biotech Growth
11. Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative and Hawaii Biotech Partner Against Dengue Fever
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, whether it’s a matter ... bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. However, those who set ... , Research from PsychTests.com reveals that behind the tendency to set low ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 ... dangers associated with chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery ... are suffering with Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, ... Elite. The attorneys chosen by their peers for this recognition are considered among the ... Traurig Shareholders received special honors as members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief Products, join The ‘Business for a ... an hour by 2020 and then adjusting it yearly to increase at the same rate ... assure the wage floor does not erode again, and make future increases more predictable. , ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Haute Beauty ... Barry M. Weintraub as a prominent plastic surgeon and the network’s newest partner. ... and the most handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic surgery should be invisible.” ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. , June 24, ... GBT ), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel ... with significant unmet needs, today announced the closing ... 6,400,000 shares of common stock, at the public ... the shares in the offering were offered by ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... -- The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) today ... allow biopharmaceutical companies to more easily share health care ... coverage decisions, a move that addresses the growing need ... The recommendations address restrictions in the sharing of product ... a prohibition that hinders decision makers from accessing HCEI ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... According to a new market ... Needles, Safety Pen Needles), Needle Length (4mm, 5mm, 6mm, ... of Purchase (Retail, Non-Retail) - Trends & Global Forecasts ... market for the forecast period of 2016 to 2021. ... by 2021 from USD 1.65 Billion in 2016, growing ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: