Keryx says anemia drug succeeds in study of kidney patients

Keryx says anemia drug succeeds in study of kidney patients


Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Inc on Tuesday said its drug to treat iron deficiency anemia in chronic kidney disease patients not yet requiring dialysis met the goals of a late stage clinical trial, potentially paving the way for an expanded approval of the treatment. In the 16-week study of 234 patients with moderate to severe kidney disease, 52 percent of those who received Keryx's ferric citrate saw their hemoglobin levels rise by at least 1 gram per deciliter of blood during the trial.



from Biotech News