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Leukemia Risk Seen With MS Drug Mitoxantrone

Posted on Aug 5, 2009 in Health & Wellness

Thursday, April 30, 2009NEW YORK – An Italian study confirms that people with multiple sclerosis (MS) who are treated with the drug mitoxantrone have an increased risk of developing acute leukemia. Furthermore, it seems that the risk is significantly higher than previously reported. “The potential risk of acute leukemia should be carefully considered against the potential benefits of mitoxantrone treatment in every single patient,” Dr. Vittorio Martinelli of the Multiple Sclerosis Center, University Vita-Salute, Milan, advised in a statement at a meeting in Seattle of the...

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