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Keryx Pharmaceuticals (Boston) announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will review its drug Auryxia (ferric citrate) for use in patients who have iron deficiency anemia and non-dialysis–dependent chronic kidney disease (CKD). Ferric citrate is a phosphate binder indicated for controlling serum phosphorus levels, typically in patients with CKD who are on dialysis.

A review for the new use of the drug should be complete by Nov. 6, 2017, according to Drugs.com.

The supplemental New Drug Application (NDA) is based on data from a 2-week controlled, phase 3 trial in 234 adults with non-dialysis–dependent CKD. Patients