According to a prepared statement, Timothy Garnett, chief medical official at Eli Lilly said:
"While there were no new safety findings, the study failed to demonstrate that Xigris improved patient survival and thus calls into question the benefit-risk profile of Xigris and its continued use," Timothy Garnett, Lilly's chief medical officer, said in a prepared statement. "Patients currently receiving treatment with Xigris should have treatment discontinued, and Xigris treatment should not be initiated for new patients."
In a prepared statement on the European Medicines Agency website, the site stated:
"These results call into question the overall benefit-risk balance of Xigris for the indicated patient population (severe sepsis). Eli Lilly has thus decided to withdraw the product from the market worldwide."
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To learn more about Xigris, visit the official website here.
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