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TRIAL FINDS ORAL IRON DRUG SAFE AND EFFECTIVE FOR TREATING ANEMIA IN KIDNEY DISEASE PATIENTS

Latest Release: TRIAL FINDS ORAL IRON DRUG SAFE AND EFFECTIVE FOR TREATING ANEMIA IN KIDNEY DISEASE PATIENTS

Thursday, January 12, 2017
In a phase 3 trial of patients with chronic kidney disease, 52.1% of patients receiving oral ferric citrate experienced a significant boost in hemoglobin levels (a reflection of red blood cell counts) compared with 19.1% of patients receiving placebo. A treatment effect was seen as early as 1-2 weeks after the start of treatment, and the response was durable.

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