Please read the below link (replace with a period) and understand that Omontys will be back in my opinion and a simple skin test will exclude patients who test positive for an allergic reaction. In the case of Omontys that will mean about 0.20% of patients not able to take the drug. Deaths occurred in 3 out 25000 cases or 0.00012%.
If you don't trust this source look up drug allergies and allergy test yourself. Good luck.
Quotes from the site.
"A less common but more serious, sudden-onset allergic reaction to penicillin is anaphylaxis, which occurs in highly sensitive patients. Anaphylaxis occurs suddenly, can worsen quickly and can be deadly. Symptoms of anaphylaxis might include not only skin symptoms, but also any of the following:
Tightness in the chest and difficulty breathing
Swelling of the tongue, throat, nose and lips
Dizziness and fainting or loss of consciousness, which can lead to shock and heart failure
These symptoms require immediate attention at the nearest Emergency Room. Epinephrine, the therapy of choice, will be given in this urgent care setting, but should also be self-administered via autoinjector as soon as possible by patients who have already been prescribed and are wisely carrying this device."
"An allergist can help you evaluate the safety of taking penicillin.
In addition to assessing your detailed history about a prior allergic reaction to penicillin, allergists administer skin tests to determine if a person is or remains allergic to the medication. These tests, which are conducted in an office or a hospital setting, typically take about two to three hours, including the time needed after testing to watch for reactions."
There is nothing wrong with Omontys itself; an allergic reaction is something common to nearly all drugs in the market for certain individuals; not only drugs but certain individuals are also allergic to certain food items such as mushrooms, peanuts, kiwi, etc and insect bites and some of those develop into anaphylactic deadly reactions.
What is panicked some people and this stupid CEO is that they are not distinguishing between an allergic reaction for a very small number of people taking the drug, something common to nearly ALL drugs, vs an inherent harming effect of the drug itself such as that we've had with drugs such as Viox, Phen-fen, Actos, etc.
Omontys will 100% be back in the market. Do you really think a giant Japanese company such as Takeda would be that stupid to take on the cost of investigation and putting their name and reputation on the line if they did not know they can bring Omontys back?