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Bristol-Myers, Acceleron's Reblozyl Ok'd In Canada For MDS-Associated Anemia

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  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (NYSE: BMY) and its collaborating partner Acceleron Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: XLRN) have announced that Health Canada has approved Reblozyl (luspatercept for injection) to treat anemia in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) patients with ring sideroblasts.
  • It is a low-risk subtype of blood cancer in which red blood cells contain a ring of excess iron.
  • The approval is limited to those who require regular red blood cell transfusion and have failed an erythropoietin-based therapy.
  • The treatment received FDA approval in April last year for the same indication. In Europe, the med was approved in June last year.
  • Price Action: BMY shares are down 0.50% at $59.69, and XLRN shares are down 3.21% at $126.65 on last check Tuesday.
 

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