Xigris (Zy-gris, drotrecogin alfa), a new biotech drug for treating severe sepsis

Lilly is now marketing Xigris (Zy-gris, drotrecogin alfa), a new biotech drug for treating severe sepsis.

Until now the main treatment for severe sepsis was antibiotics.

Xigris is the first drug shown to improve survival in cases of severe septic infections. It reduces deaths by about 6%...or saves one life for every 16 patients who are treated.

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