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FDA panel questions whether bowel disease drug increases risk of deadly brain infection

A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel is questioning the safety of Takeda Pharmaceutical’s inflammatory bowel disease drug candidate vedolizumab, claiming the drug could cause patients to develop a rare but deadly brain infection. The panel is set to rule on Dec. 9 whether to recommend the drug be approved for marketing in the United States. The medication fared well in clinical trials as a treatment for ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, but experts say the drug carries the risk of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), a life threatening brain disease that affects immune deficient patients. No patients in clinical ... Read More

Seizure medication triggers severe allergic reaction in inmate

Tippecanoe County, Ind., inmate Charity-Lekiea Brown says she felt ill almost immediately after being given medication to treat her seizure disorder. “I was having hot flashes, I was getting up every 10-15 minutes to go (to the bathroom). I was getting very dehydrated and my migraines were coming back,” she told Fox 59 News. And then she developed a rash all over her body. The rash turned to blisters that spread over her skin, into her mouth and genitals, and made her eyes swell shut. She was rushed to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS), ... Read More