Saturday, October 10, 2015   

Janssen raises alarm on drug in Japan after 17 deaths
(04-09 19:18)

The Japanese unit of drug maker Janssen Pharmaceuticals says 17 people have died after being injected with its drug to treat schizophrenia.
Fatalities have piled up since the drug was launched in Japan last November.
The company, an affiliate of US-based Johnson and Johnson, advised medical workers to use the Paliperidone Palmitate medication with great care even though it was not known whether it had caused the deaths.
The drug, named Xeplion, is estimated to have been used by 10,700 people since November 19, according to a web notice.
The causes of the 17 deaths included cardiac infarction, pulmonary embolism and suffocation due to inhalation of vomit.
In many cases the deaths occurred about 40 days after injections of the drug.—AFP
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