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2013-01-16 16:25:51

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced top-line results of the Phase 3 Aranesp(®) (darbepoetin alfa) RED-HF(®) (Reduction of Events With Darbepoetin Alfa in Heart Failure) Trial. The trial was initiated in 2006, and a total of 2,278 patients with symptomatic systolic heart failure and anemia (hemoglobin levels ranging from 9.0-12.0 g/dL) were randomized to receive either treatment with Aranesp to achieve a target hemoglobin of at...

2011-06-24 10:51:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved modified language in the prescribing information for the use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs), including Aranesp® (darbepoetin alfa) and EPOGEN® (Epoetin alfa), in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The modified language, including changes to the Boxed Warning, provides important new...

2011-05-18 17:05:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced that data from studies involving nine Amgen products will be presented at the 2011 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, June 3 - 7, 2011 in Chicago. These studies include data from the XGEVA® (denosumab), Vectibix® (panitumumab), ganitumab (AMG 479) and AMG 386 programs. "Amgen researchers around the globe are passionate about developing new...

2010-10-18 07:03:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) will review the results from TREAT (the Trial to Reduce Cardiovascular Events with Aranesp® Therapy) and will discuss how these results inform the appropriate use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) for chronic renal failure (CRF) patients at today's meeting of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee (CRDAC). "This advisory committee...

2010-10-05 15:57:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced that results from several important studies from the Company's oncology portfolio will be presented at the 35th European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress, Oct. 8-12, 2010, in Milan, Italy. "Cancer is a complex disease which requires innovative therapeutic approaches. Amgen is exploring numerous biologic pathways to develop novel therapies to treat cancer and lessen the side effects of cancer...

2010-02-16 10:54:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a risk management program to inform healthcare providers and their patients about the risks of a class of drugs called Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents (ESAs). For patients with cancer, the program is also designed to help ensure the appropriate administration of these drugs, which they receive to treat anemia that can occur as a result of chemotherapy. (Logo:...

2010-02-16 08:58:00

HORSHAM, Pa., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Centocor Ortho Biotech Products, L.P. and Amgen Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs), which include PROCRIT® (Epoetin alfa), Aranesp® (darbepoetin alfa) and EPOGEN® (Epoetin alfa). The FDA has determined that a REMS is necessary for ESAs to ensure the...

2010-02-16 08:50:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen Inc. (Nasdaq: AMGN) and Centocor Ortho Biotech Products, L.P., today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs), which include Aranesp® (darbepoetin alfa), EPOGEN® (Epoetin alfa) and PROCRIT® (Epoetin alfa). The FDA has determined that a REMS is...

2009-11-30 07:51:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen Inc. (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced that it will present updated long-term safety and efficacy data for Nplate® (romiplostim) in adult chronic immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). Additionally, Amgen will present the first Nplate study in a pediatric setting as well as in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) at the 2009 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition...

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2009-11-02 11:09:03

New research has increased concerns over the use of anemia medicines, since the discovery that the drug Aranesp and others have doubled the chance of stroke in diabetes patients and those with continual kidney problems. These popular medications have sold well to the public because they reduce the need for blood transfusions. In the last two years, the Food and Drug Administration has reinforced their warnings over Aranesp, Epogen and Procrit bottles as concerns have arisen that they may...