Again, we were disappointed that only a small fraction of our viewpoint was contained in the Times story. We are providing the following information to provide a context by which to understand this document. As part of its ongoing safety monitoring, Lilly, inundertook an examination of its Zyprexa R olanzapine, Lilly clinical trial database to help us further understand whether a relationship between Zyprexa and diabetes exists.
So, why have most residents never heard of Xigris drotrecogin alfa? This anti-inflammatory, pro-fibrinolytic, anti-thrombotic agent is actually an activated Protein C.
In the s, experimental use in animal models of sepsis showed enough promise to prompt its trial in humans. To state the obvious, any major breakthrough in the care of septic patients should receive a warm welcome from the emergency medicine and critical care communities.
We see enormous numbers of patients with sepsis. It can be either deadly or completely cured, largely depending on the care we provide. The results of this Phase 3 RCT were exciting: A treatment for sepsis! This seemed like a miracle to many scientists, doctors, and patients. In publications and panels, the task force opined that there was now an ethical dilemma in critical care: This must have attracted a lot of attention to Xigris and its real value, I would think.
The resultant guidelines  endorsed the use of activated protein C in adults with severe sepsis, assigning a Grade B quality of evidence rating modified Delphi rating system with A being the strongest rating.
As a comparison, the same guidelines2 assigned lower grades to the administration of intravenous fluid therapy Grade C and intravenous antibiotics within an hour of septic shock recognition Grade E. Following this endorsement of the drug, Xigris became bundled into many hospitals standard care for severe sepsis.
Afterhowever, revenue was not as robust as anticipated. I suspect this is at least in part because doctors are not quite that gullible. Inthree NIH physicians, Drs.
They and other critics underscored flaws in the study including the reliance on a subgroup analysis, inappropriate use of the APACHE II score, and lack of standardization in ventilation management, vasopressor use, and selection of antibiotics.
Perhaps, most obviously, was that this was a single study and had not yet been validated or reproduced.
What to Take Away from the Story of Xigris So what should we learn about the story of Xigris and its 10 years on the market? In the end, it could have been worse. I think physicians recognized that a single study does not constitute a sufficient evidence base.
The recommendation of a treatment through the Surviving Sepsis Campaign and promotion of some higher CMS reimbursements are not sufficient to change standard of care.
While I think the FDA, a large pharmaceutical company, and a public relations firm failed us, emergency and critical care physicians on the whole did not. We were not duped. So for us young doctors, we should continue to learn about the exciting new therapies but never stop recognizing conflicts of interest or questioning why we do things, old or new.
Lee Grodin  Bloomberg News. N Engl J Med.
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INDIANAPOLIS, Dec 21, /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Yesterday, Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) provided the following statement to The New York Times. Again, we were disappointed that only a small fraction of our viewpoint was contained in the Times story.