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Posted 24 Aug 2015 by Drugs.com
MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 – U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of the drug Promacta (eltrombopag) has been expanded to include children one year and older with a rare blood disorder called chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). ITP is characterized by a low blood platelet count. Promacta is now approved for the disorder among children who have had unsatisfactory results with other ...
Posted 10 Jan 2013 by Drugs.com
THURSDAY, Jan. 10 – Tennessee health officials report cases of a rare blood-clotting problem among people who injected the painkiller Opana ER (extended release) after crushing pills meant to be taken by mouth. Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a disorder that causes blood clots to form in small blood vessels around the body and is usually seen in about one in 100,000 people. From ...