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Xigris worked, so why did Lilly withdraw the drug?

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The clinical trial that caused Eli Lilly abruptly to withdraw its septic shock treatment Xigris (drotrecogin alfa [activated]) from all markets in October 2011 (, 27 October 2011) may have been flawed, or at least atypical of clinical practice, according to a recent meta-analysis of Xigris studies.


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