The safety and effectiveness of deferiprone in a large-scale, 3-year study in Italian patients.

@article{Ceci2002TheSA,
  title={The safety and effectiveness of deferiprone in a large-scale, 3-year study in Italian patients.},
  author={Adriana Ceci and Paola Baiardi and Mariagrazia Felisi and Maria Domenica Cappellini and Vittorio Carnelli and Vincenzo de Sanctis and Renzo Galanello and Aurelio Maggio and Giuseppe Masera and Antonio Ortega Piga and F. Schettini and Ippazio Stef{\`a}no and Fernando Tricta},
  journal={British journal of haematology},
  year={2002},
  volume={118 1},
  pages={
          330-6
        }
}
In 1997, the Italian Ministry of Health created a special programme for the controlled distribution of deferiprone to collect data and to evaluate its safety and effectiveness in long-term use. Five hundred and thirty-two thalassaemia patients from 86 treatment centres were enrolled in this programme. One hundred and eighty-seven patients (32%) experienced a total of 269 events that led to a temporary interruption or, in some cases, to a discontinuation of treatment. The incidence of… CONTINUE READING
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