PML death linked to Tecfidera

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PML death linked to Tecfidera

Postby MSUK » Fri Apr 10, 2015 5:18 am

The brain infection progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) has killed a Dutch psoriasis patient who was taking a high dose of a drug with ingredients similar to Tecfidera.

Tecfidera is used for multiple sclerosis, which the Dutch patient didn’t have, and the medicine was made in a compounding pharmacy and not by Biogen. Yet, according to Bloomberg.com, doctors claim the case suggests the infection could emerge in people who aren’t showing warning signs...... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/tecfidera
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