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CME Article: Hydroxyurea for Sickle Cell Disease: Now Is the Time!

Authors: John J. Strouse, MD, PhD

Abstract

How Many People with Sickle Cell Disease Are Receiving Hydroxyurea? Hydroxyurea is used widely in the United States and Europe as a treatment for sickle cell disease (SCD). Hydroxyurea was approved by in the United States Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of adults with severe sickle cell anemia in 1998 and by the European Medicines Agency for the treatment adults in 2003 and children two years or older in 2007.

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