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FDA Approves Retacrit (epoetin alfa-epbx) as First Epoetin Alfa Biosimilar for the Treatment of Anemia

Posted 15 May 2018 by Drugs.com

May 15, 2018 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Retacrit (epoetin alfa-epbx) as a biosimilar to Epogen/Procrit (epoetin alfa) for the treatment of anemia caused by chronic kidney disease, chemotherapy, or use of zidovudine in patients with HIV infection. Retacrit is also approved for use before and after surgery to reduce the chance that red blood cell transfusions will be ...

Health Tip: Recognizing Signs of Anemia

Posted 18 Jun 2015 by Drugs.com

-- Anemia occurs when there are insufficient red blood cells, or they don't function properly. The American Society of Hematology says warning signs include: Feeling weak or dizzy. Having colder hands and feet. Having pale skin or a yellow tint. Feeling short of breath. Having an irregular or fast heartbeat. Hearing a whooshing sound or pounding in the ears. Having frequent chest pain or ...

Researchers Report Progress in Making All Blood Types Universally Accepted

Posted 21 May 2015 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 – Scientists are closing in on a way to transform any type of donated blood into type O, the universal blood type that can safely be given to any patient. Researchers have created a special enzyme that can shear off the substances on red blood cells that are responsible for potentially fatal immune reactions if a patient receives the wrong type of blood, according to a new ...

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