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Half of Surveyed Nephrologists Report Moderate Familiarity with Velphoro, Which Received FDA Approval Late Last Year for the Treatment of Hyperphosphatemia in Dialysis
Date:7/10/2014

li>GSK's GSK-1278863A: Nearly one-third of nephrologists report high interest in this oral renal anemia product.
  • Shield Therapeutics' ST-10: Nearly a third of nephrologists report high interest in this oral ferric iron therapy.
  • Amgen's Velcalcetide: Should this intravenous therapy for secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) receive FDA approval, nephrologists expect significantly higher usage in the dialysis versus the CKD non-dialysis (ND) setting.
  • OPKO Health's Rayaldee: While familiarity is low, over 40 percent of nephrologists report high interest in this oral Vitamin D therapy used to treat SHPT being tested in CKD stage 3 and stage 4 patients, after review of a product profile.
  • Comments from Decision Resources Group Director Rob Dubman:

    • "Physicians are recalling lower number of pills as one of Velphoro's primary messages from sales representatives. Not surprisingly, we have found that in this and other studies that delivery attributes are not as important compared with efficacy and safety attributes." 

    Additional Resources:

    A special report that is expected to publish later this month entitled The Impact of New Iron-Based Phosphate Binders on the Hyperphosphatemia Market will also help manufacturers understand why and how Velphoro and Keryx Pharmaceutical's Zerenex will be used, if Zerenex receives FDA approval later this year.

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