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Amgen warns of Enbrel infections

May 02, 2008|From Times Wire Services

Amgen Inc. and Wyeth's arthritis and psoriasis medicine Enbrel has been linked to deadly infections including tuberculosis and bacterial sepsis, U.S. regulators said.

The companies added the Food and Drug Administration's strictest warning about the risk of infections to Enbrel's prescribing information after hospitalizations and deaths were seen in some patients taking the medicine, according to the agency's website.

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