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Orphan Therapeutics, LLC and Ikaria Holdings, Inc announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the final section of the New Drug Application (NDA) filing seeking marketing approval for Lucassin (terlipressin for injection) for the treatment of hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) Type-1. The filing was completed on May...
This disease of colder months in temperate areas is practically non-existent in the U.S. due to an aggressive vaccination program for the past several decades. We currently see less than 5 cases of respiratory diphtheria annually. This dangerous respiratory disease is caused by a potent toxin produced by certain strains...
A set of expert consensus-based, quality-of-care indicators identified considerable variability in the quality of pancreatic cancer care among hospitals and may be used to evaluate and identify areas for improvement, according to a new study in the June 9 online issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Factors...
LONDON – Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that the European Commission has granted approval of the label extension for KAFTRIO® (ivacaftor/tezacaftor/elexacaftor) in a combination regimen with ivacaftor for the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF) in all patients ages 12 years and older who have at least one F508del mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance...
LONDON – Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) announced that the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has approved the use of TRIKAFTA® (elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor and ivacaftor) for people with cystic fibrosis (CF) ages 12 years and older who have at least one F508del mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR)...
LONDON – Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) adopted a positive opinion for the label extension of KAFTRIO® (ivacaftor/tezacaftor/elexacaftor) in a combination with ivacaftor 150 mg tablets for the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF) in all patients ages 12...
EXTON, Pa. — ViroPharma Incorporated (Nasdaq: VPHM) today announced that it has received a Complete Response letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) related to its supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for Cinryze(TM) (C1 esterase inhibitor [human]) as a treatment for acute attacks of hereditary angioedema (HAE). The...
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: VYGR), a clinical-stage gene therapy company developing life-changing treatments for severe neurological diseases, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has removed its clinical hold on the company’s Investigational New Drug (IND) application for VY-HTT01, a gene therapy candidate for the...
AUGUSTA, Ga. — The Nintendo Wii may help treat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, including depression, a Medical College of Georgia researcher says. Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disease that impairs motor skills. Dr. Herz theorized that the popular computer game console, which simulates various sports and activities, could improve coordination,...