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FDA approves Jadenu for chronic iron overload

March 31, 2015

The FDA announced the approval of Jadenu tablets for the treatment of certain patients with chronic iron overload, according to a press release from the drug’s manufacturer.

Jadenu (deferasirox, Novartis) is intended for patients aged 2 years or older with chronic iron overload due to repeated blood transfusions and patients aged 10 years or older with chronic iron overload due to non-transfusion-dependent thalassemia syndromes. Jadenu received accelerated approval for these indications based on reduction of liver iron concentration and serum ferritin levels.

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