Experts support continued use of Aranesp in certain kidney patients

10/18/2010 | Bloomberg

An FDA advisory panel voted 15-1 for continued use of Amgen's Aranesp in nondialysis patients with chronic kidney disease. The panel also voted 9-5 against lowering dosing for patients with blood hemoglobin levels less than 9 grams per deciliter. The advisers recommended further studies to determine the ideal dosing and to identify which patients benefit from Aranesp.

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