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Warnings highlight possible risk associated with anemia drug

Amgen Inc. has informed health-care professionals about the risk of cardiovascular problems such as blood clots associated with the anemia drug, Aranesp, when it is taken in doses higher than the recommendation. The FDA requested the warning be delivered after trials on similar drugs produced cardiovascular side effects when taken in higher doses. The drug is aimed at dialysis or chemotherapy patients who develop anemia. Despite the warning, the company representatives claim that they did not observe these side effects during their own clinical trials.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by AJC - HealthDay

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About: Warnings highlight possible risk associated with anemia drug

Date: 15 January 2005

Source: AJC - HealthDay

URL: http://www.ajc.com/health/content/shared-auto/healthnews/prss/523437.html

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