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In the U.S., maker of drug had to pay $2.6 billion in latanoprost price uk December to settle a case brought on behalf of more than 20,000 patients. The company paid another $1.5 billion in civil penalties. November, the FDA approved drugâ€”then called Propecia Plusâ€”for those with prostate cancer.
While Propecia failed in a clinical trial last year, it worked spectacularly in phase III trials the mid-1990s. drug was used for eight years to significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks or strokes and, more recently, as a treatment for high blood pressure.
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The drug's failure should prompt some urgent and critical changes, said Brian Tepper, director of the Office on Smoking and Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services a member of the FDA's advisory committee. He says Propecia is "really just not the medication for everyone."
Many of the people who suffer from breast cancer should already have a course of treatment, says Tepper. He notes that many women diagnosed with breast cancer have received prophylactic injections of interferon. The cause inflammation and scarring, but that doesn't lead to the cancer.
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It is too soon to know whether Propecia is a safe or effective treatment. But Tepper and others say the FDA should stop approving drug's use unless an evaluation determines that men and women who have had a positive PSA test could avoid a heart attack or stroke by stopping Propecia altogether and starting a preventive treatment regimen.
In a recent report to the FDA that included its recommendations for Propecia, the agency urged to consider lowering Propecia's latanoprost eye drops price uk daily dose. It argued that the drug could be safely used in people whose PSA tests indicate a potential for breast cancer.
The FDA, Tepper says, did not give "a clear and compelling rationale" for recommending this approach. He says the agency should require PSA to be reported in order allow for an individualized assessment of a patient's risk for stroke or heart attack from Propecia.
"That's like a doctor prescribing lot-but-not-too-big drug for cancer patients," Tepper says