Tuesday, March 11, 2008

FDA may go further on anemia drugs

From the businessweek.com article:

The Food and Drug Administration has toughened warning labels on the anemia drugs -- Aranesp, Epogen and Procrit -- three times since last March, but now it is considering more drastic action. Amgen manufactures all three drugs, which treat the blood-disorder anemia in kidney-failure or chemotherapy patients, though New Brunswick, N.J.-based Johnson & Johnson sells Procrit.

In documents posted online Tuesday, regulators laid out several options for addressing safety risks, including withdrawing their use for chemotherapy patients.

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