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Amgen to cut 12 to 15% of workforce, close two US facilities

The biotechnology company said it would reduce staff by 2,400–2,900, predominantly in the United States

Keryx's Zerenex reduces phosphorus, raises iron stores in dialysis patients

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals' Zerenex (ferric citrate) may reduce dialysis patients' need to take multiple drugs to reduce serum phosphorus, raise iron stores and reduce intravenous iron and erythropoietin-stimulating agents usage

HealthCare Partners CEO steps down

HealthCare Partners president and CEO Dr. Craig Samitt is stepping down from HCP, effective Aug. 1

Baxter income drops 12% due to one-time charges

Baxter International Inc. reported that net income for the second quarter of 2014 dropped almost 12% to $520 million,

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What’s wrong with the 5-star rating system for the renal community

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Providers, patient groups, and others have expressed serious concerns regarding the creation of a new facility quality measurement system, which differs from the legislatively mandated QIP as well as the utility of the star methodology itself for consumer use.

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