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Date:12/5/2012

diagnosed in children.7 ITP affects about twice as many adult women as men.8

About Nplate® (romiplostim)
Nplate® (romiplostim) is the first FDA-approved treatment specifically for adult chronic ITP. It is also being investigated for potential use in children ages 12 months to 18 years old with persistent severe thrombocytopenia.

In the U.S., Nplate is indicated for the treatment of thrombocytopenia in patients with chronic ITP who have had an insufficient response to corticosteroids, immunoglobulins or splenectomy. Nplate is not indicated for the treatment of thrombocytopenia due to myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) or any cause of thrombocytopenia other than chronic ITP.  Nplate should be used only in patients with ITP whose degree of thrombocytopenia and clinical condition increase the risk for bleeding. Nplate should not be used in an attempt to normalize platelet counts.

For more information about Nplate, please visit www.Nplate.com.

Important Safety Information
The risks associated with Nplate include progression of MDS to acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) in patients with MDS, thrombotic/thromboembolic complications, bone marrow reticulin formation and risk for bone marrow fibrosis, worsened thrombocytopenia after cessation of Nplate, and lack or loss of response to Nplate. Medication errors including overdose and underdose have been reported in patients receiving Nplate. In the placebo-controlled studies, headache was the most commonly reported adverse drug reaction.

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