FOSRENOL significantly reduces tablet burden for end-stage renal patients with hyperphosphatemia

-- Additional Data Reveal that Higher Initial Doses of FOSRENOL Result in More Rapid Control of Mean Serum Phosphorus than Lower Initial Doses --

Chicago, IL (April 20, 2006)-According to data presented today at the National Kidney Foundation's (NKF) 2006 clinical meeting in Chicago, IL, a conversion to the non-calcium phosphate binder FOSRENOL (lanthanum carbonate) from other phosphate binder therapies provides continued mean serum phosphorus control for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients with hyperphosphatemia, while significantly reducing their daily tablet burden and the total daily dose of phosphate binder medication.

This naturalistic ("real world"), large-scale phase IV, open-label, multicenter trial (n=2,520), was designed to evaluate efficacy, patient and physician satisfaction, and daily dose and tablet burden compared with previous phosphate binder therapy. In addition to reducing tablet burden, changing to FOSRENOL from other therapies resulted in significant improvements in both patient and physician satisfaction with phosphate binder therapy. Both patients and physicians preferred FOSRENOL (lanthanum carbonate) over sevelamer hydrochloride (HCI) and calcium-based phosphate binders in a naturalistic study.

"Successfully managing hyperphosphatemia is a challenge for most ESRD patients due to the exceedingly restrictive diet they must follow and the high tablet burden associated with traditional phosphate binder therapies," said Nirupama Vemuri, MD, South Florida Nephrology Group, Coral Springs, FL. "By significantly reducing phosphate binder tablet burden, FOSRENOL may help improve patient compliance, as well as clinical outcomes for patients with hyperphosphatemia."

At baseline, 52 percent of physicians expressed overall satisfaction with their phosphate binder therapies compared with 84 percent following 12 weeks of treatment with FOSRENOL (p<0.0001). Among patients who completed 12 weeks of treatment (n=1,862),


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