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US approval for Affymax/Takeda's anaemia drug

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Executive Summary

The US FDA has approved Omontys (peginesatide) for the treatment of anaemia due to chronic kidney disease (CKD) in adults on dialysis, and it will be launched during the second quarter. An aggressive pricing policy is expected, but "for those who may try to determine relative comparative pricing to other ESAs (erythropoiesis-stimulating agents), such an exercise will be challenging because of the different administration schedule", Affymax told Scrip.


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