Recall of anemia drug follows reports of allergic reactions, deaths

02/25/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Affymax and Takeda Pharmaceutical have recalled Omontys, or peginesatide, following reports of serious allergic reactions and three deaths. The drug is used to treat anemia in patients undergoing kidney dialysis. Three deaths and 16 other cases of severe reactions have been reported, according to the FDA.

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