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Amgen Completes Acquisition of KAI Pharmaceuticals
Date:7/5/2012

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced the completion of the acquisition of KAI Pharmaceuticals, a privately held company based in South San Francisco. The acquisition was initially announced April 10, 2012 and includes KAI's lead product candidate KAI-4169, which is a novel agent being studied initially for the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients with chronic kidney disease who are on dialysis.  KAI has previously reported compelling Phase 2a clinical results for KAI-4169 in this indication. KAI-4169 is administered intravenously at the same time the patient is undergoing dialysis.

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This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve significant risks and uncertainties, including those discussed below and others that can be found in our Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2011, and in our periodic reports on Form 10-Q and Form 8-K.  Amgen is providing this information as of the date of this news release an
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