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Affymax, Inc. (Nasdaq: AFFY) and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. (TPUSA) today announced that the J-code assigned by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for OMONTYS^® (peginesatide) Injection is now effective. This permanent OMONTYS-specific billing code, J0890, will continue to provide for streamlined reimbursement for dialysis organizations prescribing OMONTYS. OMONTYS is the only once-monthly erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) for anemia available to the adult dialysis patient population with chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the United States (U.S.).

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