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Drug For Iron Overload Cleared

by Jyothsna on  February 13, 2007 at 11:42 AM Drug News   - G J E 4
Drug For Iron Overload Cleared
In Scotland, a drug that aids patients who suffer from persistent iron overload has been cleared. This was approved by Scottish Medicines Consortium.
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Patients suffering from a rare genetic condition or conditions of anemia like sickle cell disease need regular blood transfusions. Generally these people are given a painful infusion at nights by needle and pump which lasts for around 12 hours.

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But the new drug Exjade is an oral administration to bring down the level of iron in them. This drug was launched in United Kingdom since September 2006.

Source: Medindia
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