FibroGen Provides More Support for Roxadustat in Anemia Associated with Kidney Disease Published: Oct. 26, 2020 By Mark Terry BioSpace   FibroGen presented data from two pooled analyses from its roxadustat global Phase III development program this weekend at the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined conference. The analyses looked at associations between the […]

Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Akebia Therapeutics announced topline results for PRO2TECT, the second of two Phase III cardiovascular outcomes programs evaluating the company’s vadadustat for treatment of anemia caused by chronic kidney disease in adults not on dialysis.

Pharmacosmos Therapeutics Inc. was established as a newly formed specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to commercializing Monoferric for iron deficiency anemia (IDA) patients in the United States.

Nearly 1.6 billion people worldwide suffer from anemia, and for the first time new research points to how resistance emerges to the drug dexamethasone used to treat the devastating inherited form of anemia known as Diamond Blackfan anemia (DBA).

Bristol-Myers Squibb announced the completed acquisition of Celgene following the receipt of regulatory approval from all government authorities required by the merger agreement and, as announced in April 2019, approval by the companies’ stockholders.

The U.S. FDA approved Celgene and Acceleron Pharma’s Reblozyl for the treatment of anemia in adult patients with beta thalassemia who require regular red blood cell (RBC) transfusions.

AstraZeneca and FibroGen Inc. presented pooled efficacy and cardiovascular (CV) safety analyses from the pivotal Phase III program assessing roxadustat for the treatment of patients with anemia from chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Myovant Sciences’ combination therapy met the main goal of a late-stage study testing the treatment in women with uterine fibroids.

AstraZeneca released positive data from two clinical trials of roxadustat in anemia and of the company’s study of Lynparza in ovarian cancer.

China became the first country to approve a new anemia drug from AstraZeneca and FibroGen, well before decisions by regulators in the United States or Europe.