Amgen Statement on Stroke Research

Recent reports have been published regarding the treatment of stroke patients with Enbrel® (etanercept) by injection into the vicinity of their spine or neck. This off-label, unapproved usage is neither supported nor endorsed by Amgen.

Amgen's mission is to serve patients by aggressively pursuing research to help fight grievous illnesses. We fully recognize that stroke is a serious health event. Our hearts truly go out to brave patients and families who are dealing with stroke.

While Amgen and others have long recognized the potential role of inflammation in neurological conditions, we have carefully examined these reports and believe that there is insufficient and unsubstantiated scientific data to support the use of ENBREL in this manner as a means of treating stroke.

For more information about the approved indications for ENBREL, including important safety information, please visit