- Akila Subramaniam, MD, MPH, an associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, who is researching the relationship of the cervicovaginal microbiome to local inflammation, cervical length shortening and ultrasound-indicated cerclage success;
- Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, MD, MSc, the Ellen Jacobson Levine and Eugene Jacobson Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Co-Director of the Preterm Birth Prevention Center, and Whitney A. Booker, MD, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellow at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, who are researching quantitative activity levels and the possible relationship to gestational age at delivery among nulliparous women;
- Jacqueline Parchem, MD, an assistant professor at the McGovern Medical School, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences who is researching the role of amniotic fluid exosomes in fetal development and placental membrane health; and
- Kaylon Bruner-Tran, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Vanderbilt University School of Medical and co-director of the Women's Reproductive Health Research Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, who is examining mechanisms to eliminate the paternal-derived risks of preterm birth.
Limitation of use: While there are many risk factors for preterm birth, safety and efficacy of Makena has been demonstrated only in women with a prior spontaneous singleton preterm birth. It is not intended for use in women with multiple gestations or other risk factors for preterm birth.Makena should not be used in women with any of the following conditions: blood clots or other blood clotting problems, breast cancer or other hormone-sensitive cancers, or history of these conditions; unusual vaginal bleeding not related to the current pregnancy, yellowing of the skin due to liver problems during pregnancy, liver problems, including liver tumors, or uncontrolled high blood pressure. Before patients receive Makena, they should tell their healthcare provider if they have an allergy to hydroxyprogesterone caproate, castor oil, or any of the other ingredients in Makena; diabetes or prediabetes, epilepsy, migraine headaches, asthma, heart problems, kidney problems, depression, or high blood pressure. In one clinical study, certain complications or events associated with pregnancy occurred more often in women who received Makena. These included miscarriage (pregnancy loss before 20 weeks of pregnancy), stillbirth (fetal death occurring during or after the 20th week of pregnancy), hospital admission for preterm labor, preeclampsia (high blood pressure and too much protein in the urine), gestational hypertension (high blood pressure caused by pregnancy), gestational diabetes, and oligohydramnios (low amniotic fluid levels). Makena may cause serious side effects including blood clots, allergic reactions, depression, and yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes. The most common side effects of Makena include injection site reactions (pain, swelling, itching, bruising, or a hard bump), hives, itching, nausea, and diarrhea. For additional product information, including full prescribing information, please visit www.makena.com. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking information about AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other federal securities laws. Any statements contained herein which do not describe historical facts, including, among others, AMAG's belief that certain research will advance the understanding of preterm birth and neonatal health and beliefs that newborn stem cells have the potential to play a valuable role in the development of regenerative medicine are forward-looking statements which involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, those risks identified in AMAG's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ending March 31, 2017, June 30, 2017 and September 30, 2017 and subsequent filings with the SEC. Any such risks and uncertainties could materially and adversely affect AMAG's results of operations, its profitability and its cash flows, which would, in turn, have a significant and adverse impact on AMAG's stock price. AMAG cautions you not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made.
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