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FDA says that anemia drug may harm some patients

Anemia-fighting drugs calling erythropoietins, which totaled more than $10 billion sales in the U.S. last year, may harm some patients. Recent studies showed that physicians using the hormone-like drugs to “cure” the anemia seen in cancer and kidney-failure patients may cause patients to suffer complications and possibly die earlier. The studies showed that physicians are using the drugs at doses beyond those recommended by the FDA.

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