Published in Blood Weekly, March 29th, 2007
Cardiovascular events and tumor progression have been moved to the "Warnings" section from the "Precautions" section of all ESA labels.
The new boxed warning also states that ESAs increased the risk of death when administered to target a hemoglobin of 12 g/dL in patients with active malignant disease receiving neither chemotherapy nor radiation therapy. ESAs are not indicated for this population. In addition, for patients receiving ESAs pre-operatively for reduction of allogeneic blood...
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