Sun coverage: Factor VII

A warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with several published research papers, has linked Factor VII to several types of blood clots that can form in a patient's veins or arteries.

  • Factor VII timeline

    • March 1999 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves Recombinant Activated Factor VII for treating bleeding in patients with rare forms of hemophilia. • May 1999 -- U.S. Army Col. John B. Holcomb and Israeli Dr. Uri Martinowitz discuss the use of Factor VII in battlefield trauma at a...

  • How The Sun got the story on Factor VII

    Last Sunday, The Sun began a three-part series about a drug used by American military doctors in Iraq that could be killing some of the very soldiers it was intended to save. The drug, Factor VII, helps doctors stop blood flow from devastating wounds, but there is abundant evidence that the drug...

  • Senators urge probe of drug

    They want Pentagon to determine if Factor VII's risks outweigh benefits

  • FOLLOW-UP Army medicine: Untested in battle

    Army medicine: Untested in battle

    New procedures were rushed into theaters of war without rigorous review