AMAG Pharmaceuticals: Enough Irons In The Fire?
Demand for AMAG’s newly launched Feraheme has been robust but a changing reimbursement climate, especially in the dialysis market, complicates the product’s pricing strategy, and puts increased pressure on management to diversify via dealmaking.
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AMAG is looking to build out its portfolio by in-licensing or acquiring new commercial products that complement its I.V. iron product Feraheme. The company is in negotiations for multiple assets, while at the same time preparing to launch Feraheme into a broader patient population.
FDA has extended by three months its review of a sNDA for the I.V. iron product that would expand the drug’s use into a far broader patient population.