"In a Feb. 23, 2013, statement about the recall, Affymax revealed that 2 percent of patients who used Omontys suffered life-threatening anaphylaxis, which proved fatal for 1 in 100."
2% of patients?
"The rate of overall hypersensitivity reactions reported is approximately 0.2% with approximately a third of these being serious in nature including anaphylaxis requiring prompt medical intervention and in some cases hospitalization."
0.2% is not 2.0%. 1/3 of .002 is not 100% of those suffering the reactions indicated. Somebody better go back to remedial math class.
The absolute lowest point was when MaxPad kept blaming 'human error'. After he claimed this many times, I finally was astounded to pin him down to his claim. He alleged that it was the nurses who were to blame! And he even went as far as calling their acts 'criminally negligent'. I could never get over that. I could also never have respect for any longs on the board - as they did not offer even one comment to support the nurses. The nurses were the ones that actually saved more people from death-by-O. Rather than praising their heroic actions, Max-Sad and others tried to blame them for the deaths. Very sad all the way around. Thank you.
I'm still gonna hold Affy long cause I think they can figure out what caused the reactions.... but this is the type of thing that irks me about the LONGS on the board... they continuously PUMP and conveniently ignore facts...keep spouting the .002% nonsense despite knowing that Omontys has been linked to more deaths than that...I'm sure they will spin this some way...