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U.S. Dialysis Patients Increasingly Live in Poor Areas

Posted 24 Jun 2015 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 – More than one-third of kidney dialysis patients in the United States live in poor neighborhoods, a study finds. Kidney dialysis rates in the United States are higher in poor neighborhoods, and they're increasing in those areas, the 15-year analysis shows. Dialysis is used to treat people with kidney failure. Researchers analyzed U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services data to assess overall dialysis rates and those in poor areas, defined as having a a zip code where at least 20 percent of people live below the federal poverty line. The results showed that 27.4 percent of adults who began dialysis between 1995 and 2004 lived in poor neighborhoods, compared with about 11 percent of adults in the general population. Those percentages increased to 34 percent and 12.5 percent, respectively, between 2005 and 2010, said the researchers from Loyola University ... Read more

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Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Announces Trade Name Auryxia for Ferric Citrate

Posted 17 Nov 2014 by Drugs.com

NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on bringing innovative therapies to market for patients with renal disease, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the trade name Auryxia (ferric citrate) for its FDA-approved ferric citrate. Auryxia, an iron-based phosphate binder, was approved by the FDA to control serum phosphorus levels in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on dialysis in September 2014. Ron Bentsur, Chief Executive Officer of Keryx, commented, "We are excited to receive FDA approval of the trade name Auryxia. We look forward to launching Auryxia in the U.S. at year end and to providing nephrologists with an effective phosphate binder for dialysis-dependent CKD patients." For more information about Auryxia, please visit www.Auryxia.com. About End Stage ... Read more

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Velphoro Receives US FDA Approval for the Treatment of Hyperphosphatemia in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients on Dialysis

Posted 3 Dec 2013 by Drugs.com

November 28, 2013, Velphoro (sucroferric oxyhydroxide) has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the control of serum phosphorus levels in patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) on dialysis. Velphoro will be launched in the US by Fresenius Medical Care North America in 2014. Velphoro (previously known as PA21) is an iron-based, calcium-free, chewable phosphate binder. US approval was based on a pivotal Phase III study, which met its primary and secondary endpoints. The study demonstrated that Velphoro successfully controls hyperphosphatemia with fewer pills than sevelamer carbonate, the current standard of care in patients with CKD on dialysis1. The average daily dose to control hyperphosphatemia was 3.3 pills per day after 52 weeks. Velphoro was developed by Vifor Pharma. In 2011, all rights were transferred to Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma, a ... Read more

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For Dialysis Patients, More Pills = Lower Quality of Life

Posted 13 May 2009 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, May 13 – The more pills that kidney dialysis patients take, the more side effects they suffer and the worse their quality of life, a new study finds. Dialysis patients have to take more pills than most patients with other chronic diseases. In this study, researchers at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute looked at the "pill burden" in 233 dialysis patients in the United States. The patients took an average of 19 pills a day, but 25 percent took more than 25 pills a day. Patients with a high pill burden reported poorer physical health. Phosphate binders, medications that control the level of phosphorous in the blood, accounted for about half of the daily pill burden. The study found that 62 percent of patients didn't take these medications as directed. The more phosphate binders patients were prescribed, the less likely they were to take the medications as directed, ... Read more

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Carafate, sucralfate, Renvela, Renagel, Fosrenol, magnesium carbonate, sevelamer, Velphoro, MagneBind 200, view more... MagneBind 300, Auryxia, Marblen, Dewees Carminative, ferric citrate, calcium carbonate / magnesium carbonate, lanthanum carbonate, Mag-Carb, sucroferric oxyhydroxide