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Approved: First Biosimilar to Treat Anemia
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new medication to treat anemia.
A Change in REMS Requirements
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has lifted the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) requirements for certain medications used to treat anemia.
Anemia, Stroke and Death Risk
Anemia, a condition marked by a low red blood cell count, may increase risk of death in those who have had a stroke, according to a new study.
An Extra Benefit for Sickle Cell Rx
A drug commonly used to treat sickle cell disease (SCD) may wind up helping patients in more ways than one.
How Fish Might Affect Your Immune Health
Seafood is always a great choice for protein if you’re young and female, right? Not so fast.
Mother’s Iron Level Tied to Child’s Autism Risk
Iron deficiency has been associated with autism in past studies, such as one published in Pediatrics in 2012. And children of mothers who have too little iron during pregnancy may also have a higher risk of getting this condition.
FDA Approves Rx for Severe Aplastic Anemia
GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for the once-daily use of Promacta® (eltrombopag) in patients with severe aplastic anaemia (SAA) who have had an insufficient response to immunosuppressive therapy (IST).
Iron Supplements for Children Found Beneficial
When children's bodies do not have enough iron, it may contribute to the risk for a disorder called anemia. But does receiving iron supplements reduce this risk?
Living High, Living Dangerously with Anemia
The higher you are in the world, the thinner the air is. Higher altitudes mean it's more difficult to breathe and gain the oxygen your body needs.
Raising Awareness of Sickle Cell
Sickle cell disease is a public health concern in the US and worldwide. There is no easy cure, but patients can live normal and productive lives with prompt detection and the right treatment.