Two new drugs for chronic ITP.

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Two new drugs for chronic ITP.

Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2009 Feb 9;51(1305):10-1


Romiplostim (Nplate - Amgen), a recombinant fusion protein injected subcutaneously, and eltrombopag (Promacta - GlaxoSmithKline), a non-peptide taken orally, have been approved by the FDA for treatment of chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) refractory to corticosteroids, immunoglobulins and/or splenectomy.

PMID: 19197233 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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