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Amgen's Anti-Anemia Drug OKd for Swiss Sale

August 09, 1988

Johnson & Johnson said it has received approval to start selling in Switzerland the anti-anemia drug erythropoetin developed by Amgen in Thousand Oaks.

Johnson & Johnson is licensed by Amgen to sell the drug in Europe under the name EPREX, with Amgen receiving about 10% of the net sales. Amgen is seeking approval from the Food and Drug Administration to sell the drug domestically under the name Epogen.

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