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Aranesp (darbepoetin alfa) - Jan 27, 2007

Audience: Oncological healthcare professionals

[Posted 01/27/2007] Amgen notified the oncology medical community of the results of a large, multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled study showing that Aranesp was ineffective in reducing red blood cell transfusions or fatigue in patients with cancer who have anemia that is not due to concurrent chemotherapy. The study also showed higher mortality in patients receiving Aranesp. Aranesp is approved for the treatment of patients with anemia caused by the chemotherapy treatment of the malignant disease and should only be used in accordance with its approved product labeling.

[January 26, 2007 – Letter – Amgen]