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Exploring Keryx’s Auryxia in treating CKD anemia after Nov 6th PDUFA

Ticker(s): KERX

Who's the expert?

A nephrologist with experience in treating iron deficiency anemia in non-dialysis dependent CKD patients.

Interview Questions
Q1.

Please describe your clinical practice, in particular treating CKD patients and dealing with low hemoglobin levels in these patients.

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Q2.

How many patients with CKD anemia develop an intolerance to oral iron supplements, or are non-responsive based on your experience?

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Q3.

How likely would you be quick to prescribe Aurexia to your patients. Which patients do you see as ideal candidates for this drug?

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Q4.

Diarrhea is cited as the most common adverse effect of oral iron supplements; how big of an issue is it to patients?

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Q5.

In the Phase 3 trial, ferric citrate raised hemoglobin levels by >1 g/dL for 52% of the patients after 16 weeks. Is this a satisfying result, considering patients started at hemoglobin levels between 9.0 g/dL and 11.5 g/dL?

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Q6.

What is the underlying mechanism of action of ferric citrate? Does it improve the natural absorption rate of iron from diet?

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Q7.

On a scale of 1-10, 10 being extremely excited, how would you rate your level of excitement for Aurexia in treating CKD anemia?

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