Author Archives: Marisa Wexler MS

Hemlibra Works to Reduce Bleeding Rates in Hemophilia A Children

Preventive treatment with Hemlibra (emicizumab) safely and effectively reduced bleeding rates in children with hemophilia A who were treated at a center in Texas, according to a new report. “We demonstrate a successful experience with emicizumab prophylaxis and safe [surgical] approach with a focus on minimizing postoperative bleeding,”…

LeaderMed, OPKO to Develop Treatments in Asia

Two pharmaceutical companies, LeaderMed Health Group and OPKO Health, are teaming up to develop, manufacture, and commercialize two experimental medications in China and other locations in Asia. One of the investigational medicines, Factor VIIa-CTP, is being developed as a potential treatment for hemophilia. “Through this joint venture, we…

MarzAA Reduced Bleed Frequency in Certain Male Patients

Preventive treatment with marzeptacog alfa activated (MarzAA) can reduce bleed frequency substantially in men with hemophilia A or B who developed inhibitors to conventional replacement therapies, according to data from a Phase 2 clinical trial. The findings were reported in the study, “Subcutaneous engineered factor…

Fewer Bleeds Follow Move to Extended Half-life Therapy, Study Finds

People with severe hemophilia A who switch from standard to extended half-life replacement therapies experience fewer bleeds and require less frequent infusions, an analysis of patients in Austria indicates. Whether these gains are reflected in lower overall treatment costs, however, is less clear, its researchers added. Data from this…

Medicaid Spending on Hemophilia Therapies in US Tripled in 2005-19

Spending on treatments for hemophilia by Medicaid, a U.S. government health insurance program for select groups, more than tripled from 2005 to 2019, an analysis reported. Its researchers expect this finding will help state agencies with decisions regarding treatment coverage based on their Medicaid budget, given that the program…