There have not been a lot of topics of late that warrant extensive analysis and discussion. But there are a number of little topics of interest, each worthy of a few paragraphs of discussion, archetypes of issues in medicine, science based and otherwise.
Xigirs. No, it is not whale vomit, but close.
Last month Xigris was pulled from the market by Lilly. Yes, I understand the shock. Xigris, we hardly knew ye. Xigris is the brand name for drotrecogin alfa, or activated protein C. It is an enzyme in the clotting cascade that is/was given for the treatment of sepsis. (more…)