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Aranesp, Procrit Are “Functionally Equivalent,” CMS Says In Final OPPS Rule

Executive Summary

The National Cancer Institute will conduct a head-to-head study of Amgen's Aranesp (darbepoetin) and Ortho's Procrit (epoetin) in order to define equivalent doses of the anemia agents, CMS reports in the final Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System rule for 2003

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