Maker of Arthritis Drug Issues Warning After 4 Die From Reaction

A vial of Rituxan (rituximab).

by Support on June 8, 2011

We don’t need to say anything more. Our hearts go out to the families of those who lost their lives taking this pharmaceutical arthritis medication.

Published Tuesday, Jun. 07, 2011 7:36PM EDTLast updated Tuesday, Jun. 07, 2011 7:40PM EDT

Four people with rheumatoid arthritis have died after being treated with Rituxan, says the drug’s manufacturer, which has issued safety information about the medication in conjunction with Health Canada.

None of the deaths caused by a severe infusion-related reaction occurred among Canadian patients, Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. said Tuesday in a release.

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