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FDA MedWatch Alert for Gilenya

Posted Dec 21 2011 5:38pm
Just by chance, I opened the FDA MedWatch alerts page for prescription drug recalls or problems (remember the alcohol pad recall?), when what to my wondering eyes should appear but the word "Gilenya" and my gut filled with fear.  I'm patiently awaiting the rest of the story...

This was issued Dec 20 2011.
 The FDA has received a report of a patient with multiple sclerosis (MS) who died within 24 hours of taking the first dose of   ( ). At this time, FDA cannot conclude whether the drug resulted in the patient's death. FDA is continuing to evaluate the case and will communicate any new information that results from this investigation.
I'm not worried because I've been on Gilenya for two months, but I will be watching this story.
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