Stroke Drug Still Meets Resistance From Doctors Wary Of Its Risks

Thu, 05 May 2005 08:00 AM EST

... Forty percent of ER doctors say they're unlikely to give stroke patients the only FDA-approved drug shown to improve their prognosis, even in an ideal setting, mostly because of the fear of causing brain bleeding. But the rest said that if they had neurologists and a brain scanner available to help them, they'd give the drug, called tPA. ...