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Amgen's Sensipar franchise extender succeeds in first Phase III

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Executive Summary

Two years after Amgen acquired KAI Pharmaceuticals and its drug for hyperparathyroidism in chronic kidney disease (CKD), the Thousand Oaks, California-based biotechnology company is reporting statistically significant Phase III results for AMG 416 (KAI-4169, velcalcetide), which could be on the market before US patents for Amgen's Sensipar (cinacalcet) expire.



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