epoetin alfa

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e·po·e·tin al·fa

 (ĭ-pō′ĭ-tĭn ăl′fə)
A recombinant preparation of human erythropoietin used to treat some forms of anemia.

[e(rythro)po(i)etin + alteration of alpha.]

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M2 EQUITYBITES-June 26, 2017-US FDA issues Complete Response Letter to Pfizer regarding Amgen's Epogen
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The company has also registered higher sales of its anemia drug Epogen, which rose 10% for the quarter to over half a billion dollars.
The program, which follows a Phase I trial that concluded last year, will compare safety and efficacy of Hospira's EPO and the reference product, Amgen's Epogen, in patients with renal (kidney) dysfunction who have anemia.
Thousand Oaks CA) and Johnson & Johnson (New Brunswick NJ) have recalled certain lots of the anemia drugs Epogen and Procrit that may be contaminated with glass shards that flake off vials into the medicines.
Patients in the trial will be treated with both Epogen and Hospira's EPO, with each patient receiving one drug first and then being switched to the second drug.
The FDA said its cardiovascular and renal drugs advisory committee and its drug safety and risk management advisory committee will discuss "updated information on the risks and benefits" of the medications Aranesp, Epogen and Procrit, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Epogen is used to treat anemia in ESRD patients; most patients receive this drug at nearly every dialysis session.
Sales of the company's early anemia drug, Epogen, slid 5 percent.
Eban details back-alley sales of crates of counterfeit versions of Lipitor, Procrit, Epogen, and other drugs.
Epogen alone brings in over $1 billion, most of it from about 300,000 Americans on kidney dialysis, who would suffer debilitating anemia without it.
Epogen is a genetically engineered type of erythropoietin (EPO), a protein that occurs in nature.