The labeling for Raptiva (efalizumab injection, from Genentech) has been updated to reflect FDA reports of serious infections in some psoriasis patients. The boxed warning highlights the risk of life-threatening infections including bacterial sepsis, viral meningitis, invasive fungal disease, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), and other opportunistic infections.

Raptiva is an immunosuppressant indicated for the treatment of moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis in adults who are candidates for systemic or phototherapy.

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