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FDA Approves New Treatment for Rare Form of Hemophilia
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved Obizur [Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant), Porcine Sequence] for the treatment of bleeding episodes in adults with acquired hemophilia A (acquired Factor VIII [FVII] deficiency).
Modified Gene Therapy May Help Children With SCID
Children with SCID have a hard time fighting infections, and, sometimes, treatment for their disease makes them even sicker. But a new therapy for these kids has shown good results in fighting SCID and may prevent one serious side effect of treatment.
Common Medicines May Increase Blood Clot Risk
When dealing with a headache or other pain, many people reach for over-the-counter pain relievers like naproxen or ibuprofen. But these types of medication, known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), could come with an increased risk of blood clots.
Mother’s Iron Level Tied to Child’s Autism Risk
Iron deficiency has been associated with autism in past studies, such as one published in Pediatrics in 2012. And children of mothers who have too little iron during pregnancy may also have a higher risk of getting this condition.
FDA Approves Rx for Severe Aplastic Anemia
GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for the once-daily use of Promacta® (eltrombopag) in patients with severe aplastic anaemia (SAA) who have had an insufficient response to immunosuppressive therapy (IST).
Aspirin Effective for Clot Prevention in Certain Patients
New research suggests that aspirin may be a safe alternative for those who have to stop taking anti-blood-clotting medicines.
FDA Expands Approval of Rx for Rare Blood and Bone Disease
Earlier this year, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave a speedy approval to a new medication to treat a rare blood disease. Now, the FDA has expanded that approval.
Common Treatment for Pregnant Women May Be Ineffective
A common treatment for pregnant women prone to blood clots is a daily injection of blood thinner into the stomach. It's intended to prevent pregnancy complications, but recent research suggests this treatment may not work.
Reports Claim Drug Company Withheld Important Safety Information
The maker of a new anti-clotting medication may have withheld important safety information from regulators, according to several new reports.
FDA Approves New Cancer Medication
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Zydelig (idelalisib) today to treat patients with three types of blood cancers.