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2008-10-21 09:00:12

Amag Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company, has received a complete response letter from the FDA for ferumoxytol for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia in chronic kidney disease patients. The company has submitted its new drug application for marketing approval of ferumoxytol in December 2007. The company believes that it can address the issues raised by the FDA in its complete response letter in a timely manner without conducting any additional clinical trials prior to...

2008-10-20 09:00:09

AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAG) today announced that it has received a complete response letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ferumoxytol for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia in chronic kidney disease patients. The Company submitted its New Drug Application for marketing approval of ferumoxytol in December 2007. The Company believes that it can address the issues raised by the FDA in its complete response letter in a timely manner without...

2008-07-29 09:01:15

AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAG), a biopharmaceutical company that utilizes its proprietary nanoparticle technology for the development and commercialization of therapeutic iron compounds to treat anemia and novel imaging agents to aid in the diagnosis of cancer and cardiovascular disease, today reported unaudited consolidated financial results for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2008. "We are pleased with our progress toward becoming a commercial biopharmaceutical company...

2008-04-30 03:00:10

By Coyer, Sharon M Lash, Ayhan Aytekin Anemia is a decrease in erythrocyte mass or amount of hemoglobin from impaired production of erythrocytes, blood loss, or increased erythocyte destruction. The pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and selected pathologies of anemia and their implications for nursing practice are reviewed. As many as 4 million Americans have anemia; women younger than age 65 have six times more anemia than men. Anemia is increasingly a health problem for older...

2008-01-16 09:00:59

DEERFIELD, Ill., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, today announced that it has launched the LOCI(R) Folate, LOCI(R) B12, and LOCI(R) Ferritin tests for use on the Dimension Vista(R) 1500 Intelligent Lab System, an ultra-integrated chemistry analyzer. These tests are used by physicians to diagnose and monitor anemia in patients, and further expand Siemens' LOCI immunoassay test menu for the Dimension Vista System. (Logo:...

2006-05-26 12:23:35

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children whose mothers take iron supplements while pregnant don't have higher IQs than those whose mothers didn't take iron pills, a study from Australia shows. Animal studies have shown that iron deficiency in pregnancy -- usually more severe than the anemia that may strike pregnant women -- can cause brain damage in offspring, Dr. Maria Makrides of Women's & Children's Hospital in North Adelaide and colleagues write. Doctors in many industrialized...

2006-01-12 22:30:58

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Late-life anemia is common and is associated with an increased risk of recurrent falls, suggests a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Dr. Brenda W. J. H. Penninx, from VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, and colleagues analyzed data from 394 subjects between the ages of 65 and 88 years of age who were enrolled in the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam. The researchers used World Health Organization criteria to define...

2006-01-12 19:07:29

LONDON (Reuters) - Global guidelines for giving iron and folic acid supplements to young children should be revised because they could be dangerous for some youngsters, doctors said on Friday. Researchers from the United States and Tanzania called for the rethink after discovering that the supplements can cause severe illness and death if they are given to children in areas with high rates of malaria. "Current guidelines for universal supplementation with iron and folic acid should...

2006-01-12 11:26:24

By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Helicobacter pylori infection, which affects about one third of adults in the US, is associated with an increased risk of iron deficiency and related anemia, according to the results of a new study. Moreover, this relationship holds true even in the absence of peptic ulcer disease, which can cause iron-deficiency anemia through hemorrhage, the researchers report in the American Journal of Epidemiology. "For the first time in a...

2005-12-23 13:21:02

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For women with anemia of pregnancy related to iron deficiency and requiring treatment, intravenously administered iron increases hemoglobin faster and more effectively than iron pills, according to results of a Turkish study. Because oral iron replacement is generally effective, safe, and cheap, it is the first choice for treatment for iron deficiency anemia, Dr. Ragip Atakan Al and colleagues acknowledge in their report. "However, it seems that...


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