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September 26, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who had cancer surgery earlier this year, made a quick return to work after feeling ill at the office and spending Thursday night in a hospital as a precaution. The 76-year-old justice was released from Washington Hospital Center in the morning and was at her desk by early afternoon, the court said. Ginsburg became lightheaded in her office Thursday afternoon after receiving treatment for anemia. Although she was found to be stable after an examination, the court said, she was taken to the hospital as a precaution.
December 8, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
Shares of Amgen Inc. fell the most in seven months Friday after the biotech company said it might revise the safety information on its biggest product, anemia drug Aranesp. Amgen fell $3.05, or 5.5%, to $52.10, the most since May 10, when a Food and Drug Administration panel suggested new restrictions in prescribing information for the anemia drug.
May 10, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
Amgen Inc. said the U.S. International Trade Commission would investigate a complaint seeking to block Roche Holding Ltd. of Switzerland from importing a rival anemia drug. Roche's experimental drug Cera, which would compete with Amgen's Aranesp and Epogen medicines, violates six U.S. patents, Thousand Oaks-based Amgen said. Amgen also is suing Roche in U.S. court to block it from introducing Cera. At a hearing in Boston today, Roche will ask a federal judge to throw out that case.
Amgen, a biotechnology company in Thousand Oaks, lost a round Friday in its complex legal fight with rival Genetics Institute over U.S. marketing rights for a new anti-anemia drug. Genetics Institute, based in Cambridge, Mass., and its partner, Chugai Pharmaceutical Co. of Japan, said a U.S. Appeals Court dismissed Amgen's appeal of an order by the International Trade Commission that would permit Genetics Institute and Chugai to import their version of the drug from Japan to the U.S.
January 25, 1995
A sickle cell anemia self-help organization has appealed for $1,000 to bury a 1-year-old boy who died of the disease. "Whatever it takes to get this baby out of the morgue, that is what we're going to do," said Sister Somayah, an Islamic spiritualist representing Crescent Alliance Self-Help for Sickle Cell. The coroner's office "won't release the body until all arrangements have been made," Somayah said, adding that the organization already has raised $500 for the burial. She said her group hopes a cemetery will volunteer to take the body, even if there is only a $500 down payment.
July 8, 2006 | From Reuters
An administrative law judge has allowed drug maker Roche Holding Ltd. to continue to import an experimental anemia drug at the center of a patent fight between Roche and Amgen Inc., the companies said Friday. The judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined that Roche can import its experimental drug peg-EPO, also known as Cera, under an exception for clinical trials, the companies said.
February 4, 1989 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Amgen Inc., a Thousand Oaks biotechnology company already embroiled in patent lawsuits over its new anti-anemia drug, has been hit with another suit from its own marketing partner, consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson. Ortho Pharmaceutical, a Johnson & Johnson unit, asked a federal court in Delaware to block Amgen's effort to get federal approval for the drug and to begin marketing it.
August 2, 1994 | From Associated Press
Drug maker Carter-Wallace Inc. told doctors Monday to take their patients off the epilepsy drug Felbatol after two people who took it died from a serious form of anemia, a development that led to the company's stock losing a third of its value. The Food and Drug Administration and the company said 10 patients contracted a rare and frequently fatal affliction called aplastic anemia, in which the bone marrow stops making blood cells.
April 21, 2000 | From Associated Press
A widely used new blood thinner that is routinely given to heart patients after angioplasty appears in rare cases to trigger a deadly blood disease. The drug, called clopidogrel (trade named Plavix) prevents blood clots and has been taken by more than 3 million people worldwide since its introduction two years ago. For the first time, doctors have linked the medicine to thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, or TTP, a dangerous form of anemia.
July 12, 1994 | SUSAN BYRNES
For thousands of people across the country with leukemia and other blood diseases, the chance of finding a life-saving bone marrow donor can be as little as one in 100. But for 17-year-old Lisa Mederos, the odds are closer to one in a million. It's not Mederos' illness--a potentially fatal type of anemia--that makes her chances so slim. It's her ethnicity.
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