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2009-12-07 16:36:00

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen Inc. (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced results from its first Phase 1/2 study evaluating the safety and efficacy of Nplate® (romiplostim) in children with chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). Chronic ITP is a serious autoimmune disorder characterized by low platelet counts in the blood (thrombocytopenia), which can lead to serious bleeding events. The data were presented as an oral presentation at the 2009...

2009-12-06 12:21:00

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen Inc. (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced results from three studies on the safety and efficacy of Nplate® (romiplostim) in adult patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). MDS is a pre-leukemic condition in which early blood forming cells in the bone marrow are unable to mature normally, thereby limiting their ability to produce normal mature blood elements, which can lead to low platelet counts. The results of the...

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...

2009-11-23 14:05:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) was honored with two 2009 Scrip Awards, winning for Best Overall Pipeline and for Best New Drug for Nplate® (romiplostim), at a Nov. 18 ceremony in London. The Best Overall Pipeline award was presented to Amgen by Scrip in recognition of the size, quality, novelty and market potential of the company's pipeline, as well as its mix of candidates across development stages. According to the...

2009-09-28 15:15:31

Heparin, a commonly used anticoagulant, can cause skin lesions, reports a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Skin lesions caused by heparin may indicate the presence of a life-threatening decrease in the number of platelets, a condition called "heparin-induced thrombocytopenia" or a, in most cases self-limiting, allergic skin reaction. The study looked at 320 patients undergoing heparin injections over 12 months at The Hospital of The Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in...

2009-06-07 02:43:00

BERLIN, June 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen Inc. (Nasdaq: AMGN) today released the results of a new study comparing Nplate(R) (romiplostim) to the medical standard of care (SOC) in non-splenectomised adult patients with chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). Chronic ITP is a serious autoimmune disorder characterised by low platelet counts in the blood (thrombocytopenia), which can lead to serious bleeding events. The study results show Nplate significantly reduced the incidences...

2009-03-26 16:27:00

WASHINGTON, March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two Miami-area residents pleaded guilty today in connection with a $10 million Medicare fraud scheme involving HIV infusion clinics, Acting Assistant Attorney General Rita M. Glavin of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney R. Alexander Acosta of the Southern District of Florida announced. Dr. Carmen Del Cueto, 65, and Alexis Dagnesses, 44, each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud before U.S. District Judge...

2009-02-06 16:45:00

First and Only Approved Platelet Producer in Europe Represents New Treatment Approach for Serious Chronic Autoimmune Disorder ZUG, Switzerland, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced that the European Commission (EC) has granted marketing authorisation for Nplate(R) (romiplostim) for the treatment of splenectomised adult chronic immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) patients who are refractory to other treatments (e.g. corticosteroids,...

2009-01-20 07:30:00

SHENYANG, China, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- 3SBio Inc. (Nasdaq: SSRX), a leading biotechnology company focused on researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing biopharmaceutical products primarily in China, today announced that it filed on December 30, 2008 with the Chinese State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) for approval of a TPIAO label extension for the treatment of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) in China. If the extension is approved, 3SBio expects...

2008-12-08 13:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen Inc. (Nasdaq: AMGN) today released updated results from the ongoing, open-label extension study of the long-term safety and efficacy of Nplate(TM) (romiplostim) in adult patients with chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). Chronic ITP is a chronic and serious autoimmune disorder characterized by lower than expected platelet counts in the blood, sometimes leading to serious bleeding events. The results were presented today as an...