Safety Plan for (ESAs) Used to Treat Chemotherapy-Related Anemia

One of the more common side effects of chemotherapy is anemia, or the lack of hemoglobin (red blood cells). Severe anemia is dangerous and will require the suspension of the use of chemotherapy as well as immediate treatment. In light of this the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has required that Amgen Inc. developed [...]

Announcing A Recall of Epogen & Procrit

It was announced by the pharmaceutical manufacture, Amgen, that they are recalling certain lots of EPOGEN® and PROCRIT® (Epoetin alfa) The recall is prompted because the vials may contain extremely thin glass flakes (lamellae) that are barely visible. The lamellae result from the interaction of the formulation with glass vials over the shelf life of [...]

Procrit To Counter Anemia With ADT & Chemotherapy

It is common knowledge that androgens play a role in the production of red blood cells. The lack of androgens cause the hematocrit (proportion of blood volume that is occupied by red blood cells) level to fall in most men with prostate cancer who are on a hormone blockade. About 10% of men on a [...]