Scientists recommend wider use of clot-busting stroke drug

09/25/2008 | Wall Street Journal, The

A stroke drug from Genentech called tissue plasminogen activator, marketed as Activase in the U.S., can be administered 4 1/2 hours after the onset of stroke symptoms -- past the three-hour limit recommended by the FDA -- a study concluded. Researchers found that 52% of patients who received TPA more than three hours after suffering a stroke survived with little impairment based on the Rankin scale while the rate for those who got placebo was 45%. The study was conducted in Europe by Boehringer Ingelheim, Genentech's business partner.

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